• Lost Under Heaven

    Lost Under Heaven

  • A Certain Ratio

    A Certain Ratio

  • Lee Ranaldo

    Lee Ranaldo

  • Nicolas Bougaïeff

  • nonpareils

    Nonpareils

  • Daniel Blumberg

    Daniel Blumberg

  • Chris Liebing

    Chris Liebing

  • ShadowParty

    ShadowParty

  • Goldfrapp

    Goldfrapp

  • K Á R Y Y N

    K Á R Y Y N

  • Plastikman

  • New Order

    New Order

  • Liars

    Liars

  • Swans

    Swans

  • Ben Frost

    Ben Frost

  • Josh T. Pearson

    Josh T. Pearson

  • apparat

    Apparat

  • Maps

  • Erasure

    Erasure

  • Laibach

    Laibach

  • Grinderman 2 RMX —
    Grinderman 2 RMX

  • Liars —
    WIXIW

  • Yeasayer —
    Fragrant World

  • Lost Under Heaven —
    Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9 EP

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Three Mantras

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Sweet Tooth Bird

  • VCMG —
    Aftermaths EP3

  • On Dead Waves —
    On Dead Waves

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Red Mecca

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Yours Truly Cellophane Nose

  • Crime & The City Solution —
    An Introduction To... A History of Crime

  • Swans —
    The Glowing Man

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky EP

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Voice Of America

  • VCMG —
    EP2/Single Blip

  • Land Observations —
    Roman Roads IV – XI

  • Mick Harvey —
    Delirium Tremens

  • Can —
    The Singles

  • Liars —
    Staring At Zero

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Moroccan Mountains

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Thrown Over The Wall

  • Liars —
    Cred Woes

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • ADULT. —
    Uncomfortable Positions (feat. Lun*na Menoh)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    New Thing

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

  • Goldfrapp —
    Systemagic

  • ADULT. —
    We Chase The Sound (feat. Shannon Funchess)

  • Looper —
    Farfisa Song

  • Goldfrapp —
    Anymore

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Vicissitude

  • Maps —
    Playlist: Turning The Mind & We Can Create

Irmin Schmidt

Releases New Track From 5 Klavierstücke

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Irmin Schmidt has released a new track from his forthcoming album of piano pieces, an edit of the final track on the album, ‘Klavierstück V’.

5 Klavierstücke is released by Mute in conjunction with Spoon Records on 23 November 2018 on vinyl, CD and digitally and the release coincides with events centred around his works later this year including the International Film Festival Braunschweig and the Volksbühne Berlin.

Irmin Schmidt explains, “The tracks are spontaneous meditations, only played once and recorded simultaneously – no edits or corrections. They are formed from an emotional memory in which Schubert, Cage, Japan (Gagaku) and Can are equally present.”

5 Klavierstücke was recorded and produced by Gareth Jones in the South of France on Irmin Schmidt’s two grand pianos. Schmidt partly prepared his Pleyel piano, in the way he was taught by John Cage himself, and the other piano – Irmin Schmidt’s 100-year-old Steinway – remained unprepared. Several pieces were recorded in one session on the prepared piano only, others contain recordings from both pianos. All ambient sounds were recorded on site – around Irmin Schmidt’s studio – and there are no other instruments or electronics of any kind.

As a composer and as one of Can’s founding members, Irmin Schmidt has scored more than one hundred soundtracks. Outside of his work with Can, he has released over a dozen solo albums and written an opera, Gormenghast, based on the novels of Mervyn Peake. In 2015, he was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contribution to art and culture, one of France’s highest honours, and in 2018 Faber Social published Can – All Gates Open, a two-part book – the first section is Can’s biography, written by Rob Young, and the second section is Can Kiosk, a collage of diary entries and interviews edited and written by Irmin Schmidt.

The work of Irmin Schmidt will be a large part of the International Film Festival Braunschweig this autumn, with events including a retrospective of his work for the film. Schmidt will also present two new compositions for orchestra he wrote in collaboration with Gregor Schwellenbach: Can Dialog – featuring motifs from Can, which premiered at the Barbican in 2017 – and the suite Filmmusiken – an orchestration of several of Schmidt’s soundtracks. Irmin will conduct the Staatsorchester Braunschweig for the premiere of Filmmusiken at the Film Festival in November and this will be the first time that Can Dialog has been presented outside of London.

Later this year the Volksbühne in Berlin will honour Can’s work with a performance of Can Dialog and Filmmusiken. Irmin Schmidt will be conducting the Deutsche Filmorchester Babelsberg followed by a Can Tribute concert curated by Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten) and the Babylon Cinema in Berlin will be screening a retrospective of Schmidt’s film work with a Q&A through the week.

This is Irmin Schmidt’s first solo release since Electro Violet – a collection of his entire solo work – in 2015.

 

Film Festival Braunschweig

  • 6 – 11 November 2018
    “Retrospektive Irmin Schmidt”: each day a different film with soundtrack by Irmin Schmidt
  • 7 November 2018
    “Irmin Schmidt / CAN: Portraitkonzert”

19:00 at the Staatstheater Braunschweig
“Can Dialog”
“Filmmusik-Suite“

Volksbühne Berlin

  • 16 December

“CAN-PROJECT” concert in two parts:
1. Irmin conducting Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg:
“CAN-Dialog” and “Filmmusik”
2. CAN – Tribute concert curated by Jochen Arbeit

  • 17-19 December – Babylon Cinema Berlin

“Retrospektive Irmin Schmidt” Films and Q&A.

 

Listen to ‘Klavierstück III

 

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