Pianist, producer and composer Nils Frahm returns to Sydney following his three successful shows in 2014 including his Australian debut at Vivid LIVE.
A classically trained pianist, the Berlin-based Frahm’s career-defining live album Spaces (2013) displayed the avant-garde musician’s unconventional approach to an age-old instrument. Now, he brings his new opus All Melody – his first solo album in three years – to life with tonnes of keyboards, synthesisers and drum machines for his biggest Sydney Opera House performance yet.
Recorded in Funkhaus – the 1950s-era Berlin studio that Frahm built himself from scratch – All Melody, is in his own words, “just carte blanche for me…I chased the musical dreams and sound ideas I always had” (Billboard).
Influenced by his Tchaikovsky-schooled beginnings to the minimalist tradition of classical greats like Steve Reich and Philip Glass, jazz legends Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk and electronic-minded admirers such as Four Tet and Thom Yorke, Frahm’s spare, elegant music stands apart in the crowded, overcharged world of electronic music (Bandwagon).
Frahm’s music defies categorisation and his one-night performance in Sydney will push the boundaries of the contemporary and the classical and everything in-between, expertly melding older acoustic instrumentation with bracing technical experimentation.
Tickets: from $69 + booking fee.
Sydney Opera House pre-sale commences Wednesday 6 June, 10am AEST
Tickets on sale to the general public Friday 8 June, 9am AEST