I Schmidt - Nocturne (Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) (Vinyl LP) | Mute SPOON62

I Schmidt - Nocturne (Live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) (Vinyl LP)


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Label: Mute

Cat No: SPOON62

Barcode: 5400863030377

Format: LP

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th May 2020



Irmin Schmidt (prepared piano)


Schmidt, Irmin

Klavierstuck II


Irmin Schmidt (prepared piano)


Irmin Schmidt is of course the keyboard player in legendary kraut-rock crew Can. In 2019 he was asked to perform at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and had prepared three pieces which had him playing a piano over pre-recorded music he had brought with him on the aeroplane. The result is a series of original and poetic soundscapes which you can now hear from the comfort of your home courtesy of Mute records.

Nocturne (live at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) comprises three pieces performed live on a partly prepared piano, along additional pre-recorded soundscapes. The live performance of Klavierstück II is a pensive improvisation using essential elements of the original piece. Nocturne starts with the ambient sounds whilst the piano seemingly melts into the soundscape and eventually grows into a long meditative piano solo. Yonder is a much more dramatic piece, dominated by the overwhelming sounds of church bells, a sort of “Dies irae”, radical, emotional and fiercely poetic.

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