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Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils
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 through composition.
Today Nils Frahm continues to work as an accomplished composer, producer and celebrated performer from his Berlin-based studio
at the renowned Funkhaus. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and
on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has won him many fans around the world. Nils has gained global notoriety
for his highly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, as well as a breath-taking level of emotion and personality.
Following on from his first solo piano works Wintermusik and The Bells in 2009, and 2010s 7fingers in collaboration
with cellist Anne Müller, 2011 saw his break-through album Felt on Erased Tapes. Created by placing felt on the hammers of
the piano, the record defines Frahm's signature sound which was a further development of the two-track experiment Unter/Über.
Felt was followed by his solo synthesiser EP Juno and Wonders a record by Oliveray, his duo project with long-time
musical companion Peter Broderick. Nils then recorded the 2012 works Screws while recovering from a thumb injury, which he
gifted to his fans on his birthday. Erased Tapes also released Juno Reworked featuring remixes by Luke Abbott and Clark.
2013 saw Nils return with his new album Spaces to critical acclaim, expressing his love for experimentation and answering
the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they have witnessed during his live shows. Recorded over a period
of two years the album captured live performances from various of his concerts worldwide. Nils also released his first music
book in the same year, Sheets Eins, publishing the sheet music for tracks such as Ambre and Said and Done for the very first
In 2015 Nils launched Piano Day, an official global body created by Nils and his closest friends to celebrate the piano via
various innovative, piano-related projects around the world. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team was the building
of the worlds tallest piano: the Klavins 450. It was on the slightly smaller version built by piano inventor David Klavins
that Nils recorded eight improvised piano motifs in one sitting, which formed his Solo album presented to the world
on the first celebration of Piano Day.
During the same year Nils first film score release Music For The Motion Picture Victoria written for the one-take feature
film by Sebastian Schipper, won the esteemed German Film Prize for Best Soundtrack; the soundtrack opens with an edit of Burn
With Me by German producer DJ Koze. And in the Summer, the BBC Proms presented a memorable performance at Londons prestigious
Royal Albert Hall curated by BBC 6 Music radio presenter Mary Anne Hobbs.
Nils celebreated his continued musical partnership with fellow artist Ólafur Arnalds with the release of their Collaborative
Works that October and included their three previous EP releases Stare, Loon and Life Story Love and Glory, plus Trance Frendz
the audio recording of their intimate 45-minute studio film.
Following a Nils Frahm-curated Weekend Festival at Londons Barbican Centre and the release of his second published music
book Sheets Zwei, 2016 saw a collaborative score with Woodkid for Ellis, a short film by French artist JR, starring and featuring
spoken words by Robert De Niro.
After spending much of 2017 in hibernation in preparation for a busy period ahead, Nils will commence 2018 with his first
live performances since 2015, and will embark on the beginning of a long worldwide tour entitled All Melody.