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Delusion of the Fury
A Ritual of Dream
and Delusion

Ensemble musikFabrik
29 - 30 August 2014

Harry Partch is one of the most original artists and musicians of the 20th century. The American composer not only invented his own tonal system, but also designed and built instruments of idiosyncratic beauty to play his music. These fantastical instruments, recreated specially, provide the set for this theatrical production. Legendary composer and director Heiner Goebbels returns to the Festival for the first time in six years, while the superb musicians of the Ensemble musikFabrik bring the score to vibrant life.

Delusion of the Fury is a large-scale music-theatre work inspired by Japanese Noh theatre works and Ethiopian myth, integrating lighting, movement and song in a sound world full of lightness and humour.

simply sensational: the audience was nearly blown over by Partch's music

Die Zeit

Produced by Ruhrtriennale – International Festival of the Arts in co-production with the Ensemble musikFabrik, the Holland Festival and Lincoln Center Festival, New York.

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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 15 minutes approximately



By Harry Partch
Directed By Heiner Goebbels

Ensemble musikFabrik

Klaus Grünberg Scenography and lighting designer
Florence von Gerkan Costumes
Paul Jeukendrup Sound designer
Matthias Mohr Dramaturgy
Florian Bilbao Choreography

Photo: Wonge Bergmann

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2017 International Festival programme will be released in the spring.


Grand circle: £35 £28 £15
Stalls: £35 £28 £20 £15

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot cardholders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed people: 50% off
Equity/MU cardholders: 50% off