Nils Frahm (Germany)
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“9/10. ‘Be sure to catch Nils Frahm in person, at least once in your lifetime!” (POP MATTERS)
Nils Frahms’ unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world. For a musician this early in his career, Frahm displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, catching the ear of many fans.
“Improvisatory, wild, heartfelt” (Interview Magazine)
The virtuoso’s unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, led by a restless search for immediacy and intimacy in his work has already won him world-wide acclaim.
Lauded for his all-live improvisational spirit and open-hearted discourse with fans, the 31-year-old composer has flourished from his Tschaikowski-schooled beginnings to embracing the minimalist tradition of classical greats (Steve Reich, Philip Glass), the boundless stagecraft of jazz legends (Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk), and electronic-minded admirers such as Thom Yorke and Four Tet.
Deeply inquisitive and forever-searching for the ‘magic and spirit’ in every space, Frahm’s devotion to the stage culminated in his seventh and most recent LP Spaces, a live album captured from two years of performances in the world’s iconic concert halls and underground clubs alike.
Breathing new life into old traditions within a circle of contemporaries including Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and recent collaborators Ólafur Arnalds and Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld, Nils Frahm goes face-to-face with his signature array of pianos, synthesisers and the devoted following who demand his return.
“The infinite elasticity of sound” (Pitchfork)