Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm



Nils Frahm (born 20 September 1982) is a German musician, composer and record producer based in Berlin. He is known for combining classical and electronic music and for an unconventional approach to the piano in which he mixes a grand piano, upright piano, Roland Juno-60, Rhodes piano, drum machines, and Moog Taurus.

As well as his solo work, Frahm has released collaborations with such notable performers as Anne Müller, Ólafur Arnalds, F. S. Blumm and Woodkid. Together with Frederic Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald he records and performs as Nonkeen.[1]



All Melody
All Melody is an album by musical artist Nils Frahm, released on January 26, 2018.
Spaces is the seventh studio album by German musician Nils Frahm.
The Bells
The Bells is an album by German pianist and composer Nils Frahm which was first released in 2009 on the Swedish Kning Disk label them more broadly released in 2010 on the Erased Tapes label.
Felt is a 2011 album by German composer Nils Frahm.

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Album Appearances & References223

Popular Songs6

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Mediterranean Music Festivals Guide 2018
  –  March 26, 2018
One of Europe’s best festivals, Primavera Sound’s line-up is incredible yet again, featuring everyone from Björk and Lorde to Nils Frahm and Vince Staples. Partying all night and leaving when the sun comes up – what’s not to love? For a similar ...
Great Records You May Have Missed: Winter 2018
  –  March 26, 2018
Sheldon Pearce Nils Frahm—the Hamburg-born pianist, composer, and producer—once told the Quietus that a youthful exposure to ECM Records “inspired my musical career.” Frahm’s assorted solo and collaborative albums, each generally tied to an ...
REVIEW: Nils Frahm executes captivating one-man performance
  –  March 23, 2018
If you called Nils Frahm a pianist, you would be making a mistake. The German musician has touched genre upon genre since his 2005 debut. He delivered complex piano riffs on “Wintermusik,” created ambient minimalism on “Felt” and resurrected ...
Ten musical acts to catch in Eastern Iowa this week
  –  March 22, 2018
From his introduction to piano in his childhood, avant-garde musician Nils Frahm began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path ...
Nils Frahm feat. Mikael Simpson - Louisiana - 27022013
  –  March 21, 2018
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German composer Nils Frahm plays to sold-out crowds
  –  March 20, 2018
After a long, dreary winter, the orchestra and its music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada are bringing Texan sunshine to eight cities in central Europe, starting in Brussels. European and US works are on the program. Recharge your batteries with this ...
The Lunchtime Show #3
  –  March 20, 2018
Nils Frahm is one of our most talented living musicians and we should cherish and celebrate him as much as humanly possible whilst we have the chance. The way he manipulates sound will allow you to transcend your physical form. You are not at your desk.
Losing weight and saving face
  –  March 18, 2018
Mud, sweat and beers All Together Now, the latest addition to the Irish festival landscape, has an enchanted venue - Curraghmore House in Co Waterford - and a line-up that includes Underworld, Chaka Khan (below) and Nils Frahm. Roll on the August Bank ...
Field Day adds IAMDDB, Young Marco, Objekt b2b Batu & Moses Sumney
  –  March 17, 2018
Big enough to rival the main stage, the hanger-like construction with state of the art sound and incredible lighting will play host to performances from Four Tet (live), Nils Frahm, Floating Points and more. Other highlights from the impressive line-up ...
Taylor McFerrin Live With Prophet 6 On KEXP
  –  March 15, 2018
A great channel well worth checking out and supporting - check out this Nils Frahm performance too.
D.C. concert of the week: Avant-garde composer Nils Frahm
  –  March 15, 2018
Across Nils Frahm’s dozens of albums, collaborations and soundtracks, there’s often a high concept uniting them all. On “Felt,” the Berlin-based composer, pianist and producer attached felt to the strings of his piano; on “Screws,” he performed ...
The Field Day 2018 line-up just got even bigger
  –  March 13, 2018
Neo-soul icon Badu will headline the first day of the festival on Friday June 1, while the Barn Stage will play host to the likes of Nils Frahm and Four Tet. Check out the full line-up here – tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
field day have added our fave rising star iamddb to their line-up
  –  March 13, 2018
They might have moved to a new location for 2018 -- Brockwell Park, because south is the new north -- but the Field Day line-up is as strong as ever, with headliners Erykah Badu and Four Tet live topping bills boasting Nils Frahm, Thundercat, Helena Hauff ...
Worldʼs largest upright piano debuts in Hungary
  –  March 9, 2018
Piano Day was launched in March 2015 by Berlin composer Nils Frahm, to fund the building of the M450i Vertical Concert Grand (VCG). After three years of meticulous crafting, the 4.5 meter high piano will be unveiled on March 25 in Tolmács (65 km north of ...
Nils Frahm is clever with textures – but it's the melodies which drag you in
  –  March 8, 2018
Here we are in that twilit zone where post-techno and post-ambient meets modern classical, a terrain that has its fair share of tuneless charlatans and chancers. Frahm is not one of those. There are of course the repetitive synthesiser arpeggios familiar ...
Dimensions line-up grows with Avalon Emerson, Jlin and rRoxymore
  –  March 7, 2018
Margaret Dygas, Jlin, Maurice Fulton, Avalon Emerson (pictured), rRoxymore, Gigi Masin, John Talabot, Nils Frahm, Alix Perez, SP:MC, Kuiyuki, Josh Cheon and Steve Spacek featuring among the fresh names on the names on the bill. They join the likes of ...
Sennheiser’s ultimate ‘ear bud’
  –  February 17, 2018
It was also extremely open, so the sound wasn't stuck inside my head. Pianist Nils Frahm's "Felt" album features him playing a "treated" piano, with felt damping the piano strings, muffling their sound. It's an ambient sounding recording, and it was very ...
Nils Frahm’s Dream Studio Pays Off on All Melody
  –  January 31, 2018
The Lowdown: Over the last two years, Nils Frahm worked on deconstructing and reconstructing his dream studio, Saal 3, in Berlin’s historic Funkhaus. The revised vintage space is a fitting setup given Frahm made a name for himself as an innovative modern ...
Nils Frahm in Conversation with Mary Anne Hobbs in Berlin
  –  January 27, 2018
“A world where the unreal starts becoming real, and the other way around”. Piano virtuoso Nils Frahm talks to Mary Anne about his use of voices like synthesisers and synths that sound like voices on his new album, 'All Melody'.


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