Becomes friends with his guitar teacher Holger Czukay whilst at school in Switzerland.
1967 - 1968
While reading law, plays guitar & bass guitar in various Jazz & dance bands in Germany and Switzerland. Studies of the relation of musical to planetary rhythms, researches into effects of sound/music on human perception and body feeling.
1968 - 1978
Development of Pictorial Playing & Composition Concept (TAGO MAGO onwards), after getting to know the music of German composer Michael von Biel and studying with him.
Meets Shirley Argwings-Kodhek.
Sets up his own OUTER SPACE RECORDING STUDIO in a former olive oil mill in the French Maritime Alps. learns to work and service a recording studio and develops the atmospheric "Microsonic" recording technique (as manifest on DELUGE).
Freelancing drummer in recording studios. Working for numerous international artists.
Produces E.P BIT/S by German progressive group Bit/s, formerly S.Y.P.H.
Marries Shirley 15th September in Essen.
Composing, recording & producing the album DELUGE with English singer/artist Polly Eltes.
Concerts with Holger Czukay, Jaki Liebezeit, Jah Wobble in Cologne, and ROCKPALAST with Czukay & Liebezeit in Berlin.
1981 - 1986
Studies African rhythm and dance with African drummer and dancer Seni Camara. Completes Pictorial Playing and Composition Concept.
Records with Le General Dady Mimbo. Various gigs as sound-mixer. Concert with Czukay, Liebezeit, Sheldon Ancel in Frankfurt, records album RADIO WAVE SURFER (Holger Czukay) with same setup.
1986 - 1988
Records & produces CAN album RITE TIME with Holger Czukay.
Records album CHARLATAN by Belgian singer Arno (ex-TC-MATIC) with Holger Czukay.
Plays guitar on FLUX & MUTABILITY (David Sylvian & Holger Czukay).
First daughter Tamara born 18th April in Nice, France.
Second daughter Angie born 25th May in Nice, France.
Records LAST NIGHT SLEEP (CAN) and other pieces of film-music for UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD by Wim Wenders.
Records and co-produces Belgian group "Belgian Associality".
1977 - 1995
Plays guitar and bass on all Solo albums, film & theatre music by Irmin Schmidt: SOUNDTRACKS-ANTHOLOGY (1978 - 1993) . MUSK AT DUSK (1987) . IMPOSSIBLE HOLIDAYS (1991) . GORMENGHAST (2000)
And guitars on Holger Czukay`s MOVIES . FLUX & MUTABILITY . RADIO WAVE SURFER . MOVING PICTURES
Concerts in Japan with Damo Suzuki, Mani Neumeier, Matthias Keul und Mandjao.
Concerts in USA with Damo Suzuki and his band.
1999 - 2000
CAN-Solo-Projects concerts with his group SOFORTKONTAKT in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Osnabrück, Dublin, Crossing Border Festival Den Haag, London, and Amiens.
Concerts with Suicide, James Chance, Hvratsky, Lary 7 and Malcolm Mooney at "The Cooler" in New York.
17th of November 2001, after a long battle with cancer Michael Karoli dies in Essen, Germany.