When it comes to defining the space between classical and electronic music, hardly any other name is mentioned as often as that of the Berlin-based pianist, composer, and producer Nils Frahm. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and his sonic alchemy of ambient textures and atmospheric electronica have won him many fans around the world. Numerous tours and concerts all over the globe have strengthened his reputation as both an exceptional instrumentalist and a fascinating live musician. His albums have garnered international acclaim from critics and audiences alike, and his live shows are regularly sold out.
Following the release of his album, All Melody, in 2018, Frahm took his live show around the world on a two-year-long tour with over 180 sold out performances including New York’s Brooklyn Steel, Le Trianon in Paris, L.A.’s Disney Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the prestigious Saal 1 at Funkhaus Berlin. In December 2020, he released a concert film, Tripping with Nils Frahm, trying to freeze a moment of this journey and capture his concerts in picture and sound.
In celebration of Piano Day in March 2021, Frahm shared a new album, Graz. Later that year, his seven-track album with F. S. Blumm, 2X1=4, found him unexpectedly exploring a dub-influenced universe. In December 2021, Frahm published the third edition of his Sheets music book series and also released another solo piano album, Old Friends New Friends, a collection of 23 tracks, almost all hitherto unreleased.