Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Michael Rother is a key figure of the innovative music scene originating from Germany in the early 1970s. He’ll present the endless fast-forward type of music of NEU!, tracks by Harmonia and plenty of solo work.
His current live line-up includes Hans Lampe on drums and Franz Bargmann on guitar. Franz Bargmann is an ex-member of the Berlin-based band Camera. Hans Lampe contributed drumming on the album NEU! ́75 and was a member of La Düsseldorf.
Michael was a member of Kraftwerk in 1971 and formed the legendary bands NEU! (with Klaus Dinger) and Harmonia (with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster) in the same decade before releasing nine solo albums. His music has been inspirational for generations of musicians – David Bowie, Brian Eno, Iggy Pop, DEVO, Sonic Youth, Stereolab, U2, Autechre, Radiohead and Primal Scream have all attributed a part of their sound to him.
Opening the show will be fast-rising electronic producer M!R!M.