Can: Irmin Schmidt & Rob Young with Stuart Maconie

Thursday 3rd May 18:30 at Manchester - Deansgate

All Gates Open by Rob Young and Irmin Schmidt, is the definitive story of the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: Can. Rob and Irmin will be appearing in conversation with Stuart Maconie at this special publication-date event.

Consisting of two books, Rob Young gives us All Gates Open, the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of the Krautrock scene in late sixties Cologne, which left a legacy that is still reverberating today in hip hop, post-rock, ambient, and countless other genres. Book two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by founding member Irmin Schmidt, along with former Electronic Beats and Spex editor Max Dax, and Robert Defcon, drawing on interviews Irmin conducted with artists who see Can as an influence, including Bobby Gillespie, Geoff Barrow, Mark E. Smith, Daniel Miller, Wim Wenders and John Malkovich. Extracts fromIrmin’s notebooks and diaries from 2013–14 are also reproduced as a reflection on the creative process, and the memories, dreamsand epiphanies it entails. Can Kiosk offers further perspectives on a band that has inspired several generations of musicians and film-makers. 

Manchester - Deansgate Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate
Thursday 3rd May 18:30

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