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Irmin Schmidt

Irmin Schmidt, founder member of Can, compiles a playlist of musical influences. Featuring contemporary classical composers Stockhausen and Stravinsky alongside Jimi Hendrix.

'Weird, wonderful and obscure playlists compiled by the Freakzone family of artists, musicians and DJs. Each week a guest puts together sixty minutes of their favourite left-field and underground music, with an emphasis on the unusual items in their record collection. In this episode the composer, student of Stockhausen and founder member of Can, Irmin Schmidt, compiles a playlist of some of the music that influenced him and the legendary kosmische group. Featuring works by Harry Partch, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Igor Stravinsky and Jimi Hendrix.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Harry Partch

    Cry From Another Darkness

    • Delusion Of The Fury - A Ritual Of Dream And Delusion.
    • CBS Masterworks.
  • Ensemble intercontemporain & Pierre Boulez

    Ebony Concerto

    • Ebony Concerto - Dumbarton Oaks - Chamber Works.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Kronos Quartet

    Purple Haze

    • Kronos Quartet.
    • Nonesuch.
  • Louisville Orchestra

    Ongaku For Orchestra: I. Gagaku

    • Ongaku / Symphony No. 11 / Thesis.
    • First Edition Music.
  • Arditti Quartet

    Fünf Sätze Für Streichquartett (Five Movements For String Quartet: Opus 5)

    • The Complete String Trios And Quartets.
    • Montaigne.
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen

    Gesang Der Jünglinge

    • Gesang Der Jünglinge - Kontakte.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    The Star Spangled Banner

    • Woodstock.
    • MCA Records.