Heiner Goebbels (born 17 August 1952) is a German composer, director and professor at Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen and artistic director of the International Festival of the Arts Ruhrtriennale 2012 - 2014.
Goebbels, who studied sociology and music in Frankfurt/Main, is a composer of ensemble works and compositions for large orchestra, he created several prize-winning radio plays and staged concerts, and since the early 90's he creates his own music theatre works, which are invited to the most important theatre- and music festivals worldwide.
Goebbels co-founded the "Sogenanntes Linksradikales Blasorchester" (1976-1981) and avant-rock group Cassiber (1982–1992) with Alfred Harth, Chris Cutler and Christoph Anders. They toured extensively across Europe, Asia and North America, and made five albums. In October 1983 Cassiber (minus Anders) joined Duck and Cover, a commission from the Berlin Jazz Festival, for a performance in West Berlin, followed by another in February 1984 in East Berlin.