IN-EDIT X LAB111 ADE SPECIAL:
CAN AND ME
During this year’s edition of Amsterdam Dance Event In-Edit and LAB111 team up to present two thrilling music documentaries. In the documentary CAN And Me, the charismatic sound tinkerer Irmin Schmidt looks back on his life and career. The result is an ode to the unconventionality, spontaneity and vision of an extraordinary musician.
What does ‘sound’ mean? What does ‘silence’ mean? An intimate, poetic and contrasting portrait of the life and work of Irmin Schmidt, founder of the German band CAN. CAN, whose individual style shaped generations of musicians, has become one of the most influential bands in the pop and electronic music industry. Schmidt, now 85 years old, reinvented himself and his music time and time again. After CAN, Schmidt released 12 solo albums, wrote 80 film scores and an opera. The film follows his path from being a classical conductor to being a pupil of famous composers Karl-Heinz Stockhausen and György Ligeti, from CAN, his work on film scores and finally his love for electronic club music. The film thrives especially on his cinematic value, embedding footage of a time that now, with its inclination to eccentricity and musical adventures, seems colorful and crazy. The deaths of CAN members Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit in 2017 have been the sad inspiration of this film. Irmin Schmidt, himself suffering from poor health, is the last CAN member to be able to tell us the band’s story first hand.
After the film screening, there will be a Q&A with the director Michael P. Aust.
This event is free to attend for ADE Pro Pass holders. Limited number of seats available. The venue reserves the free seats up to 15 minutes before the start of the program. After the seats will be released to other visitors. Make sure you claim your seat on time.