Welcome to PYANOOK.
27 feb 23 ➚ Portrait in crescendo magazine
Read this wonderful portrait in Germany's largest magazine for classical music.
100 questions... 100 answers. Only available in German language.
25 feb 23 ➚ New Video: The MAKING of ZAS
When you stand on a mountaintop and look down, boundaries become invisible and the world merges into one big landscape.
And so it is with my album ZAS: it's about music as a whole, about unity and collaboration, about the big picture. The eleven tracks come from my innermost, they are uncompromising, with love for the detail, good sound and very personal.
I am so happy to have brought this music to life with great fellow musicians.
10 feb 23 ➚ ZAS is released!
Today is the release the of the full album! The 11 tracks feature collaborations with: Trondheim Voices, Joo Kraus, Håkon Stene, Morten Qvenild, Etienne Abelin, Johannes Jäck, Mathis Schwörer-Boehning
Get your Vinyl or CD with beautiful artwork by Dirk Rudolph and photos by Gregor Hohenberg.
ZAS is released by Neue Meister/EDEL and available online on all major music platforms.
27 jan 23 ➚ Last single before full album release: STILL AND STILL NOT
Still and Still Not is released today!
The studio version is recorded with Morten Qvenild at Ugla Lyd Studio, the video at Art Of Riga Festival, October 2020.
This song is a "signature track" from the Corona days. In weekly livestreams from my studio I developed new compositions in interaction with the audience and other musicians. Still and Still Not was the first in this series, it catapults me back to the time of the first lockdown, into a feeling of standstill and uncertainty but also of a new power that emerged from this extraordinary situation.
13 jan 23 ➚ New single: DIGITAL DERVISH
new release: Digital Dervish
Ralf Schmid piano | electronics
Håkon Stene percussion | breath
recorded at Musikkloftet Studios, Asker (NO) by Vidar Lunden
video by Iselin Engan
02 dec 22 ➚ GLOVE DANCE: the 2nd single
Here is my hommage to the magic mi.mu gloves!
The studio version is recorded with Morten Qvenild at Ugla Lyd Studio, the video at Rome Jazz Festival, November 2022.
06 nov 22 ➚ PYANOOK opens Rome Jazzfestival
Trip to Italy!
PYANOOK will perform in Rome, Italy opening this year's Jazzfestival with a concert at Casa del Jazz on 06 November 2022.
11 nov 22 ➚ First single release of the new album: SOIL MUSIC
Soil Music is released today!
Here is a piece of music for and about the soil we stand and walk on, which nourishes us and whose cosmos with its living beings and their connections and possibilities fascinates me more and more in the last years. Healthy soil can heal our environment, this hymn is meant to contribute to that.
Stay tuned for more single releases of my new album ZAS!
10 nov 22 ➚ New Album coming up
PYANOOK will release his new album "ZAS" on 10 February 2023 at EDEL/Neue Meister
Recorded in Oslo, Trondheim and Freiburg.
The album features guests as Hakon Stene, Trondheim Voices, Joo Kraus, Etienne Abelin and many more
22 july 22 ➚ ‘The Human Touch' premiere in July 22.
‘The Human Touch' has its premiere in July 22.
PYANOOK's newest work, 'The Human Touch', a 70-minute composition commissioned by Festival Out Of The Box will be premiered on 23 july 22 at Werk 7, Munich.
The line-up is PYANOOK, the Trondheim Voices (Norway) and the O Modernt Chamber Orchestra of Sweden.
The production will be performed 4 times on 23/24 july.
27 april 22 ➚ Keynote at jazzahead!
Soulful Technology is the title of Ralf's keynote at this year's jazzahead!
jazzahead!, one of the leading international music trade fairs launches their new program "Innovation in Music & Crossover Markets" with Ralf as key speaker.
Join him in Bremen on 29 April, 1.15pm
20 mar 22 ➚ International Piano Day: PYANOOK in Innsbruck
PYANOOK in Innsbruck on 29 march 22
PYANOOK comes to Innsbruck, Haus der Musik for a hybrid concert (live with limited audience and livestream) on 29 march 2022, 8pm.
29 march is International Piano Day.
20 aug 21 ➚ PYANOOK returns to Norway.
Two concerts at Kammerfest Fredrikstad with percussion wizard Håkon Stene and award-winning vocal group Trio Mediaeval.
Ralf Schmid, piano | electronics Håkon Stene, percussion Anna Maria Friman, voc Linn Andrea Fuglseth, voc Jorunn Lovise Husan, voc
04 sept 2021 www.kammerfest.no
20 july 21 ➚ PYANOOK at Classical Beat Festival.
PYANOOK at Classical Beat Festival.
Orchestral Adventures at the Baltic Sea with trumpetist Joo Kraus, conductor Bernd Ruf and the Classical Beat Festival Orchestra.
27 juli 2021 Grand Hotel Atlantic, Travemünde
08 june 21 ➚ PYANOOK opens AI Center Zurich.
The Center for Artifial Intelligence at Zurich's ZHAW engineering university opens with a international online ceremony on 29 june 2021.
PYANOOK will perform and talk about his latest developments.
02 may 21 ➚ PYANOOK x Rainer Trüby x Quintin Copper.
Blue Hour Concert #01
Ralf Schmid invites DJ legend Rainer Trüby and newcomer Quintin Copper to Humboldtsaal Freiburg.
19 may 2021 www.infreiburgzuhause.de **livestream**
28 may 21 ➚ PYANOOK live in Switzerland.
First live concert in 2021 (!) at Schlossmediale Werdenberg (CH) with percussion wizard Håkon Stene.
The duo will perform their repertoire of last year's celebrated Midsummer Music concert.
28 may 2021 Ralf Schmid, piano | electronics Håkon Stene, percussion www.schlossmediale.ch
20 oct 21 ➚ PYANOOK at Art of Riga, Latvia.
Returning to the Baltic, PYANOOK will perform a solo set at Art of Riga Jazz Festival.
23 oct 2020 Latvian Radio Studios, Riga (LT)
14 sep 21 ➚ PYANOOK releases single with Joo Kraus.
New single release ahead: PYANOOK and Joo Kraus will release their CollabTrack „Keeping the distance“ on Neue Meister beginning of October 2020.
Ralf Schmid, piano | electronics Joo Kraus, trp | vocals | beats