Heiner Goebbels creates new large scale work exploring Europe + the 20th Century

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
www.artangel.org.uk

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