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Music for Vilnius | HEINER GOEBBELS | World Premiere

International site-specific music festival „Muzika erdvėje“ presents | Part of the official program „Vilnius 700“

Compositions for Selected Vilnius Locations by World-Famous Composers

Heiner Goebbels

of the installation dedicated to the Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation

Heiner Goebbels, known for breaking the mold of traditional art canons, has been recognized with some of the most prestigious music and theater awards. He has been nominated several times for a Grammy and awarded Norway’s International Ibsen Award for innovation in the field of musical theater. Goebbels' works are performed at many important theater, jazz, and contemporary music festivals, as well as the world's largest modern arts forums.

For the last known Baroque-style building constructed in Vilnius, the Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation, the composer has created an audiovisual installation that combines sound, video projections, light and objects.  He is assisted by René Liebert, a video and light artist based in Berlin. In one of the spaces of the church - the former sacristy, which later served as car repair workshops and is now completely unused - Heiner Goebbels invites you to an intimate experience with the different temporalities, which communicate across time. During the world premiere days of the installation, visitors will not only be able to see the artwork but can also have a highly informative tour around the church.

You can visit the installation and special educational exhibition about the church from May 10th to May 14th, 2023.
When purchasing tickets, please select your preferred visit date and time. You will be able to enter the installation at any time during the selected hour.


We offer a comprehensive guided tour that provides visitors with an enriching experience.
Our team member will guide you through the Heiner Goebbels' installation, providing insights into its creation, a broader overview of the composer and his works, and an introduction to the impressive history of the Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation. When purchasing tickets, choose a time slot for a guided tour with our team member. Group sizes are limited to five participants, and the duration of the tour is 40 minutes.


Additional information:

  • Discounted tickets are available for students, seniors, people with disabilities, and high school students. You will be asked to present proof of your eligibility for the discount at the event venue.
  • Access to the event and event location is partially adapted for people with mobility impairments. If you encounter difficulties while moving around the space, our volunteers will assist you - music for everyone! If you have any questions, please contact us at
  • Children up to 6 years old are admitted to the event free of charge.
  • The event may be filmed and photographed. By participating in the event, you give consent for photographs and/or video material containing your image to be publicly published and used for the purposes of advertising the event and/or the organizer.



–> World premiere + Portrait concert

  • Meeting with Heiner Goebbels | May 10 | 7:30 PM
    Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation| Free entrance | MORE


Compositions for Selected Vilnius Locations by World-Famous Composers

Seven world-famous composers from diverse countries and cultures, renowned for their performances on prestigious concert stages and at international festivals from New York to Tokyo, will honor Vilnius by offering their exclusive musical gifts in celebration of the city's 700th anniversary. Each composer is creating a new music piece dedicated to a selected location in the city, which will be publicly presented during the cycle of world premieres from May to July. Accompanying the premieres are portrait concerts and other events. These compositions, as installations, will remain in their respective locations as a cultural legacy of the composers for future generations, contributing to the history of Vilnius.

Head of the project – Matas Drukteinis
Music director – Vykintas Baltakas

Composing for Vilnius

Vilnius University | May 6-7
Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation | May 10-14
Kazys Varnelis House-Museum | May 25-27
The Chapel-Columbarium of the Memorial Complex of Tuskulėnai Peace Park | June 3-4
Gediminas Castle Tower & K29 Business Center | June 17-18
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania | June 30 – July 1
Courtyard of the former building of the Jewish Council in the Vilnius Ghetto | July 5-6


For more:

„Meno genas“ | LENsemble Vilnius

Supported by:
Vilnius City | Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania | Lithuanian Council for Culture

Main partners:
Lithuanian Composers Union | Vilnius City Hall

Location parners:
Vilnius University | Church of Saint Virgin Mary of Consolation | Police Department | Kazys Varnelis House-Museum | Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania | Gediminas Castle Tower | K29 business centre | Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania | Vilnius theatre „Lėlė“

Hotel: „Artagonist“

Water: „Druskininkų Hermis“

Media partner: LRT PLIUS

Info partners:
„JCDecaux Lithuania“ | „Media Traffic“

„LTG Link“ | „Rotaract“ | Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

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