October 2009 Irmin Schmidt releases Filmmusik Anthology Vol 4&5 on Mute / Spoon Records Founder of the legendary German rock group CAN, Irmin Schmidt has been writing music for films for over 40 years, and as a trained pianist, composer and conductor, has roots in classical music, jazz, and of course in rock music.
This double CD release, Filmmusik Anthology Vol 4&5, follows 1994's Anthology Soundtracks 1978 -1993 and contains a selection of Schmidt's works over the last 10 years for 20 different films for both the big screen and television. The anthology includes tracks from the critically acclaimed German TV series Bloch and Tatort and the award winning film Schneeland.
These pieces of music are a fascinating insight into the art of film score music from a veteran who has honed his craft masterfully over the years as well as being a wonderful album to just sit, relax and enjoy.
Filmmusik Anthology Vol. 4&5 also includes eight tracks from the original score of the latest Wim Wenders film, Palermo Shooting, which premiered in the Official Selection of the Cannes film festival 2008. The original film score is available digitally on Mute.
Irmin Schmidt has been commissioned by the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Ludwigsburg Castle Festival) to present an evening of orchestrations of his work for film in summer 2010. A selection of pieces (some included on the album Filmmusik Anthology Vol 4&5) will be transcribed for orchestra and the concert will be conducted by the composer himself. This exclusive event is being organised in co-operation with the Baden-Würtemburg Film Academy. In addition Irmin Schmidt will be holding a series of workshops at the prestigious film school.
For further information please contact Zoe Miller at Mute HQ firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7752 5477
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Thu 14th May 2009
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The Music of Wim Wenders
Irmin Schmidt conducts the Babelsberg Film Orchestra playing
The Music of Wim Wenders
with Lou Reed, Jason Collett, Get Well Soon a.o
3rd December 2008
Tickets available here
More info about the gig
IRMIN SCHMIDT & KUMO
19:00 9th December 2008 at The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, Camden Town
London NW1 7PG
ticket line: 0044 870 060 3777
Tickets available online here and here
MALCOLM MOONEY AND GUESTS
10 pm July 9th 2008 at The Stone
corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street
New York USA
- admission $10
Alexis Marcelo - keyboards
Tim Dahl - bass
Miles Levy - drums
Malcolm Mooney - vocals/poetry
Irmin has just finished the soundtrack for the new Wim Wenders film,
THE PALERMO SHOOTING.
The film will be shown in the official selection at the Cannes Festival 2008
The CD/DVD set is available on-line now from: Amazon.com
or directly from: Mute
and, of course, all good record stores in the U.K and Europe.
Releases in the U.S and Japan are scheduled for later in the year.
Digital download including taster edits and exclusive artwork is also available from itunes:
SATURDAY 1st of MARCH, Düsseldorf Opera, 19:30 h
"La Fermosa - Die Jüdin von Toledo"
Choreography Youri Vamos, Composition Irmin Schmidt
IRMIN SCHMIDT & KUMO - AXOLOTL EYES
New Album release April 14th 2008
More info here
16.2.2008 - 20:00
Irmin Schmidt & Kumo present - AXOLOTL EYES
Pop Am Rhein Festival
onboard the KD RheinEnergie
CAN - Anthology - Remastered CD
Release November 2007
Review - Pitch Fork: Pitchforkmedia.com
Irmin Schmidt has finished the compostion of the ballet commissioned by the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, Germany.
The Ballet, La Fermosa, Scenario and Choreography by Youri Vamos, will be premiered in 2008.
Dates for the Ballett "La Fermosa":
9th of NOVEMBER 2007|
The original Can Studio, The Inner Space Studio in Cologne, has been completely dismantled (including the hundreds of mattresses on the walls!!!) and rebuild in the Rock and Pop Museum in Gronau, Germany.
After the Band split, René Tinner, Can's sound engineer, took over the studio and produced here many of the hits of the 80ies and 90ies with German bands like Trio, Maruis Müller-Westernhagen, Joachim Witt, Whirlpool Productions and many others.
The Opening Ceremony will be on the 9th of November. The press conference is at 14:00h, followed by a ceremony at which all living members of Can will be present. A great opportunity to meet and greet Irmin, Holger and Jaki and learn more about the secrets of this truly unique space. The studio will continue to function as a recording studio for young bands inside the walls of the museum.
For more information and access to the museum: www.rock-popmuseum.de
Autumn / Winter 2007|
ALL the remastered Can albums will be released world wide on CD (not SACD) in Autumn 2007 and will be available at a special price before Christmas. The German edition will come with translated booklets.
11. October 2007, Irmin Schmidt & Kumo: The 5.1 sound installation Flies, Guys and Choirs will be running for over a month in Lille, France at the festival Les Chants Mechaniques.
On the 11. 10. 07 Irmin Schmidt & Kumo DJ-gig for the opening of the festival: 19:30 - Maison Folie de Moulins - 47/49 rue d' Arras - LILLE
22. October 2007, Release CAN - ANTHOLOGY remastered edition!
Malcolm and Damo concerts|
London and Manchester
A diet of words, a poetry reading by Malcolm Mooney, Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 7pm, door:$6 at mama buzz cafe, 2318 Telegraph Ave. Oakland, CA 94612, ph:510.465.4073
Can were awarded the MOJO Classic Album Award for TAGO MAGO at the MOJO Honours List ceremony in London. This prestigious award is given every year by MOJO Magazine to an artist responsible for a landmark release in the history of rock'n roll. The prize was presented by Jason Pierce from Spiritualized®. www.mojo4music.com
CAN — remastered!!!