What does ‘sound’ mean? What does ‘silence’ mean?
CAN and Me is an intimate presentation of the life and work of Irmin Schmidt, founder of the German band CAN, whose individual style shaped generations of musicians in pop and electronic music. 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, opera, and finally, his love for electronic club music.
The film thrives especially on its cinematic value, embedding footage of a time that now, with its inclination to eccentricity and musical adventures, seems colourful and crazy.
Director Michael P. Aust is a German filmmaker and producer (produced, for instance, The Sound of Cologne, also in our current programme) whose work shows a particular interest in the relationship between cinema and music.
*The director Michael P. Aust will be present at the screening and will participate in a Q&A.