hi – i am peer schmid – musiclover and aspiring jack-of-all-trades from hamburg/germany. born in the swiss alps, I grew up in hamburg and spent a good portion of my childhood listening to my mothers huge record collection. gaining eclectic musical influences as diverse as blues, hiphop or classical music, jazz, avantgarde or hippie-stuff, I quickly became aware of the importance of music for my future life.
after fiddling around with the violin for some years and the usual teenage attempts in a traditional rock band I had a first encounter with a friend’s ms-20 & space delay which started my obsession for synthesised sounds. but it was not after graduating from school that I was finally able to acquire the basic tools and skills for electronic music production. temporarily studying cognitive sciences in Osnabrück, I felt the inner urge to plunge deeper into the realms of music and decided to go on the long and complex way to make my passion my profession. selling studio gear in the local studio store and doing numerous small studio jobs around the city, I gained experience in the different technologies and techniques of music production and composition. delving further into the music industry I completed a traineeship as AV-media clerk, gathering competence in event-, label- and artist management in both the underground and the mainstream music industry alike.
looking back on an intimate personal relationship with more than fifteen years of electrosonic art I am currently studying systematic musicology in hamburg, managing my two labels, doing management/promo/etc. in the music biz, as well as running a small studio above the roofs of hamburg where I do work for hire and my own music. apart from my solo works I collaborate with various artists on a number of different projects and in diverse styles.
Furthermore and amongst many other things – i love good food, art, alternative mindstates and travelling (having actually sailed on a three-mast-top-sail-schooner from germany to the southamerican pacific,… but that is another story and should be told another time…)