Nils Frahm

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  • MAR 1, 2024
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About Nils Frahm

German keyboard hero Nils Frahm blends darkly ambient neoclassical moods and crafty electronic dial-twisting with passionate onstage flamboyance. Born in Hamburg in 1982, Frahm received a strict classical education. He released his bubbling, sputtering electro-acoustic debut, Streichelfisch, on his own AtelierMusik label in 2005, then moved to Berlin to become a freelance keyboard technician. Frahm wears his influences easily. John Cage’s prepared pianos inform his muted acoustic album Felt (2011), while hints of Keith Jarrett’s theatrical expressionism can be discerned on Frahm’s breakthrough 2013 live album, Spaces. A fondness for stunts, meanwhile, informs 2015’s Solo, a single-take improvisation recorded on a 12-foot-tall upright piano. Frahm also devoted his 2011 EP, Juno, to the joys of the Roland Juno-60 synthesizer, which tends to join him onstage alongside other vintage gear. In addition to his collaborations with Ólafur Arnalds, F. S. Blumm, and Anne Müller, Frahm has recorded two heavily tweaked albums of electronic music as part of the experimental trio Nonkeen.

Berlin, Germany
September 20, 1982
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