CAN PROJECT Event, Barbican London. Irmin will be conducting the LSO (two Orchester Suites: "Homage à Can" and "La Fermosa") and Thurston Moor will be playing with Can members and his specially curated rock “supergroup”.

More info and tickets here


Irmin is currently working on a CAN book commissioned by Faber & Faber, release date 5.10.2017

Friday, 20th May 8:30pm – Louvre, Paris

Irmin Schmidt & Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)

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October 2015

“Electro Violet” – a definitive 12 CD Box Set – out 20 November.
Listen to unreleased track ‘Why Not’ here.

November 2013

Release VILLA WUNDERBAR - 2CD compilation of film and solo work.

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October 2013

IRMIN SCHMIDT wins Best Soundtrack Award at the "German Emmys"

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June 2012

Scheduled release of THE LOST TAPES



As part of the Berlin Film Festival the Berliner Musik Film Marathon will dedicate a day to Irmin's work.



Film "Lösegeld", soundtrack by Irmin Schmidt

April 2012


Irmin will be in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York to promote the release of the long awaited LOST TAPES. He will be performing DJsets in selected venues.

September - December


A visual homage to Can. Exhibition at Abtart gallery, Stuttgart (16 Sep – 5 Nov) ( and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (24 Nov – 18 Dec)

find out more at Spoon Records


14/10/11 Aix en Provence, Irmin Schmidt & Kum DJ set - The Sound Of Can - A set of previously unreleased exclusive Can material from the Spoon Archives.
21/10/11 Aix en Provence, Irmin Schmidt & Kumo concert.

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Pre Sale CAN Deluxe Vinyl Box

All 14 of Can’s studio albums have been newly cut to vinyl from the remastered tapes for release as a vinyl deluxe box set in early 2012. This will include CDs of all the albums, extensive booklets, an exclusive never released live album (vinyl only) and a newly remastered "Out Of Reach" previously unavailable! The vinyl deluxe box set will be available for pre-order at the beginning of October 2011.

14 November 2011

Tago Mago 2Cd Special Edition Release

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MAY 2011

Hello Goodbye Show podcast on the Resonance FM

listen here, or available through iTunes.

MARCH 2011


Interview/Film with Irmin here.

11 MARCH 2011

Norwegian Wood

4 Can tracks on new Japanese Films Norwegian Wood (after the bestseller
by H. Murakami) More here.

Soundtrack CD by Johnny Greenwood also includes 3 Can tracks More here.

12-14 MAY 2011

Irmin Schmidt & Kumo

Soundinstallation Flies, Guys and Choirs and DJset (DJing Can - The Forgotten Tapes) at the Roundhouse, London - Short Circuit presents Mute
Download the press release & full lineup listing

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Irmin Interview at Resonance FM - gLASSsHRIMP


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.

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22 & 23 APRIL 2010

Film Music & Orchestration Workshop
at the Ludwigsburg Film Academy with Irmin Schmidt

18 DECEMBER 2009

"Season's Greetings from Can" - click here.

18 OCTOBER 2009

Irmin Schmidt Interview im Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin.

21 NOVEMBER 2009

Irmin Schmidt receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the Soundtrack-Cologne
Irmin Schmidt erhält den Ehrenpreis bei der diesjährigen Soundtrack-Cologne


Live Interview with Irmin Schmidt 21.11.09 from 16:30 - 18:00 open to the public.
For further information contact:
TELEVISOR Mediendienstleistungen GmbH
Trajanstr. 27, 50678 Köln
fon +49 221 931844 0
fax +49 221 931844 9

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26 AUGUST 2009

Irmin Schmidt Interview in der neuen GALORE.


Irmin Schmidt has been commissioned by the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele (Ludwigsburg Castle Festival) to present an evening of orchestrations of his
works for film. 

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14 NOVEMBER 2008

German Premiere PALERMO SHOOTING by Wim Wenders

Irmin Schmidt's soundtrack to Palermo Shooting is available on digital download.

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9 OCTOBER 2008

PopKomm, Berlin

Irmin Schmidt, Wim Wenders talk about film music.
Soundtracks - The Black Sheep Of The Film Family?

Irmin Schmidt talks about his work
PopKomm (pro) files - How Did You Do It?

8 APRIL 2008

Irmin Schmidt score for La Fermosa, ballet by Deutsche Oper Am Rhein

The ballet La Fermosa with music for full orchestra composed by Irmin Schmidt.

(Choreography Youri Vamos)

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Axolotl EyesIrmin Schmidt & Kumo
Axolotl Eyes (CD) including
Flies, Guys and Choirs (DVD)
(Also available individually)
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Palermo Shooting
Original Film Score
Digital Release
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