31. JULY 2010: "Irmin Schmidt conducts Irmin Schmidt"
Closing Gala of The Schloßfestspiele Ludwigsburg - Germany (near Stuttgart)
Laudatio by Wim Wenders.
The prestigious Schloßfestspiele Ludwigsburg will dedicate it's closing gala performance to the music of Irmin Schmidt, with a focus on his work for film.
A selection of Irmin's work has been arranged for orchestra by Greg Cohen and Eyvind Kang and will be performed by the Orchestra Schloßfestspiele Ludwigsburg and conducted by Irmin Schmidt himself, with special apprearance by solo artists such as Markus Stockhausen (trumpet), Serge Ferrera (accordion), Gerd Dudek (saxophone), Christiane Oxenfort (flutes), Ingrid Oberkanins (percussion), Kumo (electronics), Greg Cohen (bass) and Eyvind Kang (viola). They will also perform two versions of the Can track Spoon (one arranged by Cohen and Kang and one by the Filmmusikklasse der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
Part of the concert will be two tracks performed by Irmin Schmidt & Kumo from their albums Masters Of Confusion and Axolotl Eyes.back to news