Stefan Schneider lives in Düsseldorf. He studied photography at the Arts Academy in Düsseldorf. After his studies, he turned to electronic music and since then has been active around the world. He is a founding member of the bands Kreidler and To Rococo Rot. He worked together with Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius (Clusters), Bill Wells, Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk, Neu!), Alexander Balanescu, St. Etienne, Arto Lindsay, Sofia Jernberg, Sven Kacirek, Natascha Sadr-Haghighian, Katharina Grosse and John McEntire (tortoise).
He produces, releases albums and gives concerts in Europe, Algeria, USA, Japan, China, Kenya, Australia and Malaysia. Together with the Goethe Institute in Nairobi and UNESCO, Schneider and Sven Kacirek have made extensive audio recordings of traditional music in Kenya since 2011.