Stefan Schneider is a musician and producer living in Düsseldorf. After finishing his photography-degree as Meisterschüler with Prof. Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf he started his career in electronic music in 1994. Schneider is founding member of the bands Kreidler and To Rococo Rot. Among others he has collaborated with Joachim Roedelius (Cluster), Dieter Moebius (Cluster), Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk, Neu!), Hauschka, St. Etienne, Arto Lindsay, Natascha Sadr-Haghighian, Katharina Grosse, John McEntire (tortoise), Nicholas Addo Nettey (Fela Kuti Band) and played concerts in Europe, Algeria, USA, Japan, China, Kenya, Australia, and Malaysia. Since 2011, on invitation of Goethe Institut Nairobi and the UNESCO, he has been doing extensive field recordings of folk music in Kenya. 2016 he launched his record label TAL where he released the compilation Oswaldo Lares – Musica de Venezuela 1972-1980 (2017).
As of March 2019