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Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm

1982 -

Origin: Germany

Main instrument: Piano

Genres: Classical Music, Electro-jazz

Trained from a young age for a career in classical piano (the exceedingly Tchaikovskian Nahum Brodsky was among his teachers), Nils Frahm migrated towards a personal and experimental style influenced by techno, jazz and contemporary music—his father was a photographer who designed covers for ECM. Combining effects pedals, synthesizers and pianos, he flows between jazz, classical music and subtle electronica, equally at home playing electro events like Mutek, Boiler Room, Primavera, and such classical concert halls as the Hackney Empire and the Royal Opera House. Renowned for his improvisational talents and his affection for accidental ambient sound (creaking floorboards, crackling static…), he’s recorded Wintermusik (2009), The Bells, (2010), Felt (2011), Screws (2012), recorded on 9 fingers while recovering from a thumb injury, and Spaces (2013), a remix of sounds from some 30 concerts recorded over 2 years.

2014 Nils Frahm Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 8 p.m.
L'Astral (Maison du Festival Rio Tinto Alcan)
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9 p.m.

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