19 marzo 2012

Settimana di celebrazioni per Heiner Goebbels nell'anno del suo sessantesimo compleanno, con la prima importante retrospettiva dei suoi lavori in Regno Unito al festival Frontiers +, concerti, seminari, convegni e il conferimento di un dottorato honoris causa. Dal 19 al 23 marzo 2012 all'Università e al Conservatorio di Birmingham: www.heinergoebbelsfestival.org

Heiner Goebbels' works embrace the many aspects of his life in music in ways that feel both entirely natural and very personal: leftfield rock and improvisation, radio plays, notated music, cinema, critical musicology and theatre. He has an affinity with Hanns Eisler. Just as Eisler's work alongside Brecht's theatre inspired a new radical music, so Goebbels' work with the director Heiner Muller in the '80s and early '90s spurred him on to create a musical idiom both new and very much his own. The Frontiers + programme celebrates Goebbels' ground-breaking work, alongside works by related composers. Plus, the Symposium offers a chance to hear Goebbels himself discussing his unique approach. The Birmingham City University will award Heiner Goebbels a Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University "in recognition of his unique and distinguished achievements as a composer and his outstanding lifelong contribution to the development of contemporary music".