Henning Schmitz

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Henning Schmitz
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Background information
Born (1953-12-26) 26 December 1953 (age 64)
OriginDüsseldorf, Germany
Occupation(s)Audio engineering
InstrumentsSynthesiser, electronic percussion
Years active1991–present (on stage)
1978-present (as engineer)
Associated actsKraftwerk

Henning Schmitz (born 26 December 1953 in Germany), is a member of the electronic/experimental pop band Kraftwerk.


Henning Schmitz studied at the Musikhochschule Rheinland and the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, and in 1980 he received his Diplom-Ingenieur qualification in sound and image technology.[citation needed] In 1991 he joined Kraftwerk following Fernando Abrantes's departure in 1991; having previously worked on their material as a sound engineer from 1978 onwards, being credited on Kraftwerk's 1986 album Electric Café.[citation needed] He has also created various pieces of music and sound effects for radio programmes produced by WDR since the mid-1980s, currently also works as a freelance lecturer at the Robert-Schumann-Institut and in addition undertakes occasional sound production work on other artists' projects.[citation needed]