All gates open by rob young, irmin schmidt, paperback. Irmin schmidt, founder of seminal german experimental group can, composed a threeact opera, gormenghast, based on the novels. A fourth book, written by peakes widow, was published in 2009. All gates open by irmin schmidt, 97805711507, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Gormenghast is an opera in three acts composed by irmin schmidt to an englishlanguage libretto by duncan fallowell, based on mervyn peakes gormenghast trilogy. The music often goes nowhere i suppose some would say thats the point, since the gormenghast story is basically about people who are.
Schmidt has scored more than 40 films and television programs, including knife in the head 1978 and palermo shooting 2008. Gormenghast, the opera text homepage gormenghast, the opera, is the work of composer irmin schmidt, founder of the legendary german group can commissioned by wuppertaler buhnen, the work was performed in the english language and premiered at the operahouse wuppertal on 15. What does gormenghast mean definition of gormenghast word. The series is regarded as the first fantasy of manners. And now comes schmidts new solo album, 5 klavierstucke. At the center of it all is the seventyseventh earl, titus groan, who stands to inherit the miles of rambling stone and mortar that form. The lost book of gormenghast to coincide with the 100th anniversary of peakes birth.
The latter explores, in irmin s own voice and that of his collaborators and admirers, the tentacular influence can have had upon not just popular music, but also the visual arts, poetry and film. Extensive, cherry picked set presenting cans founding member on one disc of solo work and one disc of soundtrack music curated by wim wenders including two exclusive new remixes of can tracks. With each disc coming in a gatefold sleeve, plus an 80 page book written by schmidt and max dann, this handsome artefact is a riveting affirmation of an unearthly talent who. Nocturne will be released on mute spoon records as a worldwide edition of on double white etched vinyl, cd and digitally on 29 may 2020, the composers 83rd birthday. We never saw ourselves as a rock group the prog interview with cans irmin schmidt. Irmin schmidt 5 klavierstucke is out now order the album here. Irmin schmidt is a keyboardist, composer and founding member of the group can. It consists of titus groan, gormenghast and a number of other books which were not completed at the time of his death, but have since been edited and released. Mute records irmin schmidt 5 klavierstucke is out now. The collaboration with fallowell continued with his next project.
In 2015, he was made a chevalier of the french ordre des arts et des lettres. Irmin schmidt explains, the tracks are spontaneous meditations, only played once and recorded simultaneously no edits or corrections. Irmin schmidt, founder of seminal german krautrock group can composed a three act opera, gormenghast, based on the novels. Irmin schmidt new album of piano pieces from the legendary founder of can. Buy all gates open by irmin schmidt with free delivery. At dusk and 1991s impossible holidays featuring schmidt singing lyrics by writer duncan fallowell. Jun 15, 2018 irmin schmidt is a keyboardist, composer and founding member of the group can. Between 1962 and 1969 he conducted numerous orchestras including his own compositions. A threeact opera composed by cans founder irmin schmidt.
Irmin schmidt gormenghast oxygen steerpike stefan vinzberg. All gates open rob young, irmin schmidt 97805711491. Photo by brianslater out 29 may on mute is nocturne, a newly recorded live album by irmin schmidt documenting his huddersfield contemporary music festival performance at the end of last year. Irmin schmidt announces live album release recorded at. Consisting of five minimal piano pieces what he calls spontaneous meditations. He has scored more than forty soundtracks and written an opera, gormenghast, based on the novels by mervyn peake. Commissioned opera by irmin schmidt, on a libretto by duncan fallowell, first. It premiered at the opernhaus wuppertal in 1998 and was released on cd the following year. Mar 18, 2020 photo by brianslater out 29 may on mute is nocturne, a newly recorded live album by irmin schmidt documenting his huddersfield contemporary music festival performance at the end of last year. Mute records irmin schmidt new album of piano pieces from. In about a year and a half, there should be a book coming out. Irmin schmidt, founder of seminal german krautrock group can wrote an opera called gormenghast, based on the novels.
With irmin schmidt and holger czukay two classically. After can, irmin schmidt returned to his work as a soloartist. After changing the face of rock in the early 1970s with seminal metronomic anarchists can, keyboardist, composer and serial collaborator irmin schmidt embarked on a fruitful solo career that saw. Awardwinning uk indie record store in totnes, devon. Gormenghast is a gigantic castle, ancient and labyrinthine. Nov 23, 2018 as a composer and as one of cans founding members, irmin schmidt has scored more than one hundred soundtracks. We never saw ourselves as a rock group the prog interview. The gormenghast series comprises three novels by mervyn peake, originally published between 1946 and 1959. Its subject is can, arguably the most important experimental group of the twentieth century. Outside of his work with can, he has released over a dozen solo albums and written an opera, gormenghast, based on the novels of mervyn peake. Before irmin founded the now legendary german band can in 1968 he received a formal musical education and studied composition, piano, conducting and music ethnology. May 2018 saw the release of the can book the story of can all gates open. The result is a vast oeuvre which includes a series of solo albums, an opera gormenghast based on the mervyn peak trilogy, a ballet, and over 100 film scores in 2015, he was made a chevalier of the french ordre des arts et des lettres.
Gormenghast premiered at the opernhaus wuppertal in 1998. Irmin schmidt electro violet record collector magazine. Best sellers gift ideas new releases whole foods todays deals amazonbasics coupons gift cards customer service free shipping shopper toolkit registry sell. As a composer and as one of cans founding members, irmin schmidt has scored more than one hundred soundtracks. Irmin schmidt 5 klavierstucke the drift record shop. I bought this thinking it was the soundtrack to the excellent bbc production of the gormenghast trilogy that aired on pbs.
All gates open is a portrait of a group who worked with visionary intensity and belief, outside the system and inside their own inner space. All gates open rob young, irmin schmidt 97805711521. The book in two parts presents a biography written by rob young and a second part can kiosk written by irmin schmidt, a collage of diary entires and interviews. Gormenghast is a fantasy novel by british writer mervyn peake, the second in his. Gormenghast trilogy project gutenberg selfpublishing. The series is usually described as a fantasy work, though it does not depict anything magic or paranormal. The series features castle gormenghast, and titus groan, the title character of the first book. Visit musicmagpie for great deals and super savings with free delivery today. Irmin schmidt announces live album release recorded at his. Gormenghast tv serial wikimili, the free encyclopedia. Irmin schmidt of can on lsd, mourning and musical adventures can the last founding member of the visionary german band left alive, the 81yearold recalls how he. Irmin schmidt releases 5 klavierstucke, an album of five piano pieces recorded last year by the influential composer, musician and founder of can. Mervyn laurence peake 9 july 1911 17 november 1968 was an english writer, artist, poet, and illustrator. The story is a gothic tale of wild beauty, concerning the rise and fall of the kitchenboy steerpike, a parable of power and seduction, of the.
Following on from the phenomenal success of can box set, the lost tapes, curated by irmin schmidt, jono podmore and mutes daniel miller, and this years cyclopean ep schmidt, kumo, burnt friedman and can drummer jaki liebezeit, 2 nd december 20 will see the longawaited release of the can back catalogue, remastered on vinyl for the very first time. Gormenghast, the opera, is the work of composer irmin schmidt, founder of the legendary german group can. Extracts from the fantasy opera gormenghast libretto inspired by mervyn peakes trilogy with the singers of the world premiere wuppertal operahouse, schillertheater nrw recorded live in performance. He has recorded a few solo albums and written an opera, gormenghast, based on mervyn peakes gormenghast trilogy. Amongst others his teachers were karlheinz stockhausen and ligeti. Mute records irmin schmidt new album of piano pieces. An extract from the twobook biography penned by the wires rob young and cans irmin schmidt, and published by faber. The latter explores, in irmins own voice and that of his collaborators and admirers, the tentacular influence can have had upon not just popular music, but also the visual arts, poetry and film. Irmin schmidt gormenghast cd album musicmagpie store. Jun 12, 2018 all gates open is a portrait of a group who worked with visionary intensity and belief, outside the system and inside their own inner space. Formed in cologne in 1968, can drew their influences from the avantgarde founding members irmin schmidt and holger czukay both studied under stockhausen and jazz traditions to create a heavily rhythmic, minimal music that redefined.
Nov 16, 2018 as a composer and as one of cans founding members, irmin schmidt has scored more than one hundred soundtracks. His solo work is being made available here as individual releases outside of the now sold out box set electro violet. Irmin schmidt is a founding member of the legendary band can. It premiered at the opernhaus wuppertal on 15 november 1998. The three works were part of what peake conceived as a lengthy cycle, the. Both musk at dusk and impossible holidays feature lyrics by the novelist duncan fallowell, sung by schmidt. Irmin schmidt, founding member of the legendary german avantgarde rock group can, and breakbeat pioneer, producer and professor of popular music, kumo aka jono podmore release a brand new album, for your listening enjoyment.
One will be the can biography, written by rob young, and the other volume i will edit and write. These cd albums cover his beautiful and memorising soundtrack and operatic work as well as his avant garde recordings as a solo artist and as a collaborator. A number of early songs by new zealand rock group split enz were inspired by peakes work. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the gormenghast books. An extract from the two book biography penned by the wires rob young and cans irmin schmidt, and published by faber. Irmin schmidt klavierstuck iii official audio youtube. A jazzrockprog conceptual album based on the trilogy. A book of two halves, rob young examines the history of can in part one, before schmidt tells his own story in the second section, which takes the format of famousfan interviews and. Gormenghast is the collective title given to a series of books by british author mervyn peake.
Gormenghast is an opera in three acts composed by irmin schmidt to an. I intend for this wiki to contain details of characters and places in the books and some background to the creation of them. Sep 06, 2018 irmin schmidt has announced 5 klavierstucke, an album of five piano pieces recorded last year by the influential composer, musician and founder of can. In book one, rob young gives us the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of what would come to be called the krautrock scene in late sixties cologne. Apr 28, 2019 a book of two halves, rob young examines the history of can in part one, before schmidt tells his own story in the second section, which takes the format of famousfan interviews and diary entries. Gormenghast is an opera in three acts composed by irmin schmidt to an english language libretto by duncan fallowell, based on mervyn peakes gormenghast trilogy. Gormenghast series project gutenberg selfpublishing. All gates open presents the definitive story of arguably the most influential and revered avantgarde band of the late twentieth century. A world unto itself and like all fantasy worlds, which deal with myths and history, its an image of ours.
Originally conceived as a single ongoing novel, the series was ended by peakes death and comprises three novels, titus groan 1946, gormenghast 1950, titus alone 1959 and a novella, boy in darkness. Faber and faber announce the release date for the twobook biography penned by the wires rob young and cans irmin schmidt news irmin schmidt box set out this november 15102015. The first edition will be a very precious, very coffee table book, containing two volumes. A doomed lord, an emergent hero, and a dazzling array of bizarre creatures inhabit the magical world of the gormenghast novels which, along with tolkiens lord of the rings, reign as one of the undisputed fantasy classics of all time. The drastic editing of the cdin its stage form, gormenghast is a full threeact operacondenses schmidt s compositions perhaps more than it should. The peake family rediscovered this book at the end of 2009 and it was published by overlook press as titus awakes. Book two, can kiosk, has been assembled by irmin schmidt, founding member and guiding spirit of the band, as a collage a technique long associated with cans approach to recording. Stages his gormenghast opera at volklinger hutte in saarbruken, germany, at the. Irmin schmidt has announced 5 klavierstucke, an album of five piano pieces recorded last year by the influential composer, musician and founder of can. The series draws heavily on gothic and regency literature.1275 1222 776 559 775 483 921 49 233 198 1471 241 1293 1084 34 1040 872 1111 1490 593 298 1278 1179 917 837 1490 1549 908 263 300 787 1339 313 807 183 1066 469 1314 630 557