music on stage: heiner goebbels

German composer and director Heiner Goebbels comes back to Ultima, this time with a staging of Harry Partch´s Delusion of the fury. In this lecture, “Aesthetics of Absence: Questioning Basic Assumptions in Performing Arts” (The European Graduate School, 2011), Goebbels discusses the hierarchy of roles and use of theatrical elements. He advocates for a "drama of perception", where the activation of spectator´s senses becomes an integral part of the compositional concept.