5*****!!! Heiner Goebbels was born in 1952 in Neustadt/Weinstrasse and has been based, since 1972, in Frankfurt, writing chamber music, music theatre, audio plays, and theatre-film-ballet music. In 1982 he founded the critically-lauded experimental rock group Cassiber and in the mid-1980s began composing and directing audio plays of his own, many based on texts by Heiner Müller
I bought this CD as I had heard good things about Heiner Goebbels and the recording scored 5 stars in the Independent music review, but regretfuully I was not at all impressed. There is actually very little music - a few clangs on an array of mechanical pianos - although a fair bit of narration (the words of Herr Stifter apparently) and a selection of noises and chants from Papua New Guinea and elsewhere. If you are the sort who thinks Tracey Emin's unmade bed is great art, this may just be for you.