Everything that happened and would happen by German composer and artist Heiner Goebbels will receive its world premiere in Manchester this autumn. The work integrates live music, performance and large-scale multimedia installations and will take place in the vast space of Mayfield, an historic former railway station. Co-commissioned by Artangel, 14-18 NOW, Park Avenue Armory and Ruhrtriennale, the world premiere is being presented with Manchester International Festival (MIF) as a pre-Factory event for its new world-class arts space being developed in Manchester.
Heiner Goebbels c. Rebecca Lupton
Goebbels’ new work is inspired by contrasting source materials in a sideways view of European history from the First World War to the present day: Patrik Ou?edník’s 2001 book Europeana; elements from Goebbels’ 2012 staging of John Cage’s Europeras; and a live feed from TV channel Euronews’ No Comment – original, unedited footage of the news, without commentary or mediation.
Everything that happened and would happen spans 120 years of European history with a landscape of 20 performers, dancers, objects and new music.
Michael Morris & James Lingwood, Co-Directors of Artangel, said:
“This will be Heiner Goebbels’ second work for Artangel, a decade after Stifter’s Dinge entranced audiences beneath Marylebone Road in 2008. We’re equally delighted to be revisiting special relationships with 14-18 NOW and the Manchester International Festival in the kind of ambitious, collaborative hybrid that Heiner has made his hallmark.”
Everything that happened and would happen Mayfield, Manchester, M1 2QF 10 – 21 October