Irmin Schmidt (DE)
Between 1969 and 1978 he worked exclusively with CAN (in 2003 they received the prestigious ECHO Award for the CAN life time achievement) After 1978 Irmin released several solo albums (Toy Planet, Musk At Dusk, Impossible Holidays) and a 3 CDbox-set of his work as a film composer (Annthology - Soundtrack 1978 - 1993). He wrote the Fantasy Opera, Gormenghast (premiere in 1998) and the ballet, La Fermosa (premiere in 2008) and over 120 film scores. With British composer KUMO he released two CDs, Masters of Confusion (2001) and Axolotl Eyes (2008) and a DVD of their sound installation Flies, Guys and Choirs (originally commissioned by the Barbican Centre). In 2008 he also releases his second Anthology - Soundtracks 1994 - 2008 and the original score to the Wim Wenders film Palermo Shooting which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.