Originally born in Berlin in 1949, RoN Schmidt left the city in 1968 and has lived in the Niederrhein area
since 1972. Over the years he has established an impressive reputation nationally and internationally for his unique
blend of music, poetry, sculpture and painting.
His skill lies in his ability to take different media and create ingeniously devised realities. In addition to
his prolific solo output, RoN Schmidt frequently collaborates with fellow musicians, artists and performers in the pursuit
of his creative goals.
Electronic processing acquires magical dimensions ('Any technology that is sufficiently developed seems like magic
to domesticated primates'). It is no longer the material that defines the result, but the personal concept and application
of the artist/user.
One particularly fascinating challenge in this respect is the fusion of contrasting elements without compromising
their uniqueness or originality.
RoN Schmidt has consciously opted to continue to push the boundaries of analogue media and exploit the resulting
alienating effects as a style tool. Blurred areas between unpredictability and synchronicity lead into chaotic processes
that can be structured and refined through further processing.
Public appearances (selection)
Frankfurter Jazz Festival, Vonderort Festival, Kunstwoche Essen, Kunstlandschaft Worpswede, Glaskasten Marl, Faszination
Revier, Ars Electronica Linz, Kunsthalle Recklinghausen, Film- und Videofestival Bielefeld, WDR Stadtmusik, Independent
Messe Berlin, Ruhr-Rock-Festival, Lange Lyrik Nacht Köln, NW-Museum Düsseldorf, Off-Lyrik-Festival Kiel, Tacheles
Berlin, Altes Gauforum Weimar, RAI Rom.
van Bebber, Schmidt, Thelosen - Kombination 'Stück für Stück' LP
RoN Schmidt 'Ich bin der Mensch des 21. Jahrhunderts' MC
Fritz Kids 'Tanz auf dem Vulkan' EP, 'Hart an der Grenze' MC
ZDL 'Abflug' MC, 'Er wundert sich' MC, 'Es ist..' MC, 'Vivat!' MC
Kimono Code 'Kimono Code' LP
General Motors 'Ooof, oof!' CD
RoN Schmidt (various artists) 'Nahe der Stille' CD, 'VOX' CD
Claus van Bebber/RoN Schmidt (& Paul Hubweber) 'RUBBED + BLOWN' CD
RADIOLINES (Claus van Bebber/RoN Schmidt + Arno Peeters/Jannie Pranger + Elio Matusciello/Mike Cooper) 'La Voce'
RoN Schmidt (& various artists) 'six and more' CD