About Schmidt: a [musician] bio, I suppose

#aboutschmidt


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MUSIC


Tim Schmidt lives and works in Berlin.

He is creating fingerpicked music and soundscapes, photography and video collages. He is also writing research-driven art critique for Swedish online art journals. 

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His music has been aired from Nebraska to India, Japan and Sydney and back to Europe where it originated.


In a genre encompassing a mixture of American and British folk traditions as well as the rural and the urban alike; the echoes of the landscapes of his past and present, appear entwined in soundscapes of pump organs, acoustic guitars, sounds of typewriters and tv shows and do-wops.

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Tim Schmidt has released 7 solo albums [on indie labels Analogsoul and Thanks for the Postcard in Leipzig and Montreal in 2009/2010 and 2011.

Schmidt has however mostly released his lofi recordings on own labels as Just like records and this is not a record. -2019. 


Schmidt has toured and done 250+ concerts in the EU, mostly as a solo act. His songs is also featured on 10+ collections from Nebraska, Sydney, Hamburg, Gothenburg, Berlin, India, Japan etc. in the years 2007-2012.


He was awarded with Swedish indie award: "Manifestgalans pris till årets osignade på MySpace 2008" in Stockholm, 2009.


In 2018 - 2019 two new singles and two new albums were released. The first albums released since 2014. The music is available to stream and download on Amazon, Bandcamp, Deezer, iTunes, Spotify.

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In recent years Schmidt's catalogue has evolved from lofi folk 

to instrumental tunes to include appropriation as a tool for working on still- and moving images. In all this Schmidt also writes art critique for a Swedish online art journal and photographs. 

[Schmidt is also found on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter].

ART 

Schmidt holds a MA in art history from Uppsala University and has also been a student at Valand Academy of Arts in Gothenburg, Södertörn Högskola, Malmö Högskola, Lund universitet, Umeå universitet and Universität zu Köln [from 2010 to 2016]. And a student of music, songwriting and sound design at Bollnäs folkhögskola during 2007 to 2009. ​

Who cares for chronological storytelling these days anyway?






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