Nils Frahm

Born 20 September 1982.
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Nils Frahm: Is Classical the New Rock 'n' Roll?

German pianist Nils Frahm discusses whether classical music is cool again.

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Nils Frahm (born 20 September 1982) is a German musician, composer and 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, Juno 60, Rhodes and a drum machine and Moog Taurus without using any loops or playbacks.

As well as his solo work, Frahm has released collaborations with notable performers such as Anne Müller, Ólafur Arnalds and F.S. Blumm.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Screws

    Screws 2012

    Reviewed by Wyndham Wallace
    Nine meditations upon a broken thumb.
  2. Review of Felt

    Felt 2011

    Reviewed by Luke Turner
    A wonderful, intimate and transportative new album from the German composer.
  3. Review of The Bells

    The Bells 2010

    Reviewed by Spencer Grady
    Pianist poised to find a wider audience with this set of stellar improvisations.
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