tumbletalk 1

Louis Andriessen / Heiner Goebbels

  • © Francesca Patella
    Louis Andriessen
    (c) Francesca Patella

Composing in red, yellow and blue »There is a soprano and a tenor, but the soprano isn’t in love with the tenor and there’s no bass who finds it boring.« The Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, a key figure in the contemporary scene, does not focus on conflict and emotion in his opera of ideas De Materie, but on detachment.  Texts and treatises on mysticism, physics, philosophy and aesthetics reflect how the spirit engages with material while the music immediately places the individual stories featured at a distance from world history.

De Materie is a critique of the mental space which we call opera and which determines how we listen to, see and feel music.Heiner Goebbels directs Andriessen’s work in the Duisburg Kraftzentrale, a space congenial to experiencing its interplay of proximity and distance.


— 17. August
Partly in English
— 5.00 €
Reduced prices start at 3,50 €
  • Sun17Aug
    tumbletalk 1 on 17. August 2014 at 12.00 PM


Music theater with Ensemble Modern Orchestra, Production by Heiner Goebbels
15. August 2014, 16. August 2014, 17. August 2014, 22. August 2014, 23. August 2014, 24. August 2014
Kraftzentrale, Duisburg
Kasper König / Diedrich Diederichsen
24. August 2014
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Jonathan Bepler / Markus Müller
31. August 2014
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Romeo Castellucci / Emilio Pomàrico
7. September 2014
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Boris Charmatz / Aernout Mik
14. September 2014
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Mathilde Monnier / Eszter Salamon
21. September 2014
Museum Folkwang, Essen
Heiner Goebbels / Holger Noltze
28. September 2014
Museum Folkwang, Essen
A production by Ruhrtriennale in cooperation with Kunstring Folkwang, Verein der Freunde des Museum Folkwang.