Park Avenue Armory

Stifters Dinge

In this astonishing work, German composer and director Heiner Goebbels takes as his inspiration the writings of the 19th-century Romantic author Adalbert Stifter, who predicted many of the ecological challenges that face us today. However, Stifter is only the starting point for this extraordinary meditation on how to enter the unknown and the unfamiliar: five pianos as in-motion sculptural works with no performers, the writings of Claude Lévi-Strauss, Malcolm X, and William S. Burroughs, songs from Papua New Guinea, haunting projected imagery, and wind and mist are all combined in a unique, fantastical environment.

Heiner Goebbels, conception, music, and director
Klaus Grünberg, set design, lighting, and video
Hubert Machnik, programming
Willi Bopp,
sound design
Matthias Mohr, assistant

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Presented in association with Lincoln Center and Park Avenue Armory

Originally produced by Théâtre de Vidy, Spielzeit’europa/Berliner Festspiele, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, schauspielfrankfurt, T & M—Théâtre de Genevilliers/CDN, and Pour-cent culturel Migros. Co-commissioned by Artangel London.

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