All Gates Open: The Story of Can

Author Rob Young in conversation with Jude Rogers + archive footage + book signing

Monday, 7th May 2018

Rough Trade Bristol

On-stage 6:00pm
Signing after show
Free entry

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All gates open can

All Gates Open by Rob Young and Irmin Schmidt, published by Faber on May 3, is the definitive story of the most influential and revered avant-garde band of the late twentieth century: Can. Rob will be appearing in conversation with Jude Rogers.

4pm CAN inspired DJ set

6pm In conversation & presentation starts

7pm Book signing

All gates open can

Consisting of two books, Rob Young gives us All Gates Open, the full biography of a band that emerged at the vanguard of the Krautrock scene in late sixties Cologne, which left a legacy that is still reverberating today in hip hop, post-rock, ambient, and countless other genres. Book two, Can Kiosk, has been assembled by founding member Irmin Schmidt, along with former Electronic Beats and Spex editor Max Dax, and Robert Defcon, drawing on interviews Irmin conducted with artists who see Can as an influence, including Bobby Gillespie, Geoff Barrow, Mark E. Smith, Daniel Miller, Wim Wenders and John Malkovich. Extracts from Irmin’s notebooks and diaries from 2013–14 are also reproduced as a reflection on the creative process, and the memories, dreams and epiphanies it entails. Can Kiosk offers further perspectives on a band that has inspired several generations of musicians and film-makers.

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