Pre-concert talk: Irmin Schmidt at University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, 21 November 2019, free entry
Irmin Schmidt was one of the founding members of Can, the German band that rerouted rock music. He remained their keyboardist through each of their many regenerations, holding down their rhythmic experiments for over a decade. A composer in his own right, he will perform works from his 18th solo album, Klavierstücke, at hcmf// 2019. Before his performance, Schmidt discusses the seismic shifts that have marked his career.