About

PYANOOK: Grand expedition.
Ralf Schmid performs live on two acoustic pianos with motion-controlled electronics.

PYANOOK: Undiscovered pianistic terrain.
Revolutionary data gloves detect hand and finger movements and enable PYANOOK to control sound processing in the flow of piano playing.

PYANOOK: Futuristic piano recital 4D.
Video-projections on aerial sculptures: PYANOOK´s compositions/improvisations interact with the visual art of Pietro Cardarelli.

„... the blend of sound and movement seems like magic.“

Ralf Schmid piano & electronics
Pietro Cardarelli visual art
Michele Locatelli art direction

PYANOOK showreel

News

The second single from my upcoming album PYANOOK is released! It's my rendition of Radioheads "Everything Is In Its Right Place", created by sculpturing sound in the air with MI.MU gloves. Listen here: https://NM.lnk.to/PYANOOK

"Leading piano playing into the 21st century". Here is Crescendo magazine´s feature on PYANOOK.

Ralf Schmid receives the Cultural Prize of the city of Freiburg ("Reinhold-Schneider-Preis") for his project PYANOOK. The award ceremony will take place at the Kaisersaal @ Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg on 15 oct 2018.

Live

  • 26 jan 2018
    RIO DE JANEIRO RC4 Festival
  • 04 may 2018
    FREIBURG Pyanook LAB @ Humboldtsaal
  • 22 june 2018
    FREIBURG Pyanook LAB @ Humboldtsaal
  • 26 june 2018
    BERLIN Neue Meister live, VW Drive Forum
  • 20 july 2018
    FREIBURG Pyanook LAB @ Humboldtsaal
  • 10 oct 2018
    LÖRRACH, Burghof
  • 25 oct 2018
    FREIBURG Pyanook LAB @ Humboldtsaal
  • 02 feb 2019
    MÜNCHEN, Out-of-the-Box Festival
  • 03 feb 2019
    MÜNCHEN, Out-of-the-Box Festival
  • 06 feb 2019
    FREIBURG Pyanook LAB @ Humboldtsaal
  • 07 feb 2019
    KONSTANZ, K9 / Festival
  • 30 march 2019
    ASCOLI PICENO (I), Teatro dei Filarmonici TBC
  • 19 april 2019
    STUTTGART, Theaterhaus (short festival performance)
  • 19 may 2019
    SCHARBEUTZ, Classical Beat Festival
  • 20 may 2019
    EUTIN, Classical Beat Festival
  • 25 oct 2019
    BERLIN, Villa St Elisabeth
  • 07 nov 2019
    BERLIN, Most wanted: Music
  • 15 jan 2020
    FREIBURG, Messehalle
  • 17 - 19 jan 2020
    MÜNCHEN, Out-of-the-Box Festival TBC