Berlin-based composer, studio artist and pianist Nils Frahm last played in Bergen during the Ekko Festival in 2014, and is said to create minimalism for the great emotions. Last year's album All Melody had reviewers around the world using big words to describe it. This spring, Frahm embarks on a European and US tour that has already sold out a number of venues. At Store Scene in Oslo last year, the audience jostled for the best spots, and the concert ended with tremendous applause from clapping hands and stomping feet. Almost all descriptions of Nils Frahm remark that his inspiration comes from different worlds. He has played the piano since childhood and immersed himself in the style of classical pianists and composers of the past before forging his own path as a composer in our time. Today, he is considered one of the leading and most popular neo- or post-classical artists, with music containing elements from both the classical and from electronica. The soundscape is continuously beautiful, melodious and hypnotising. Frahm adds new ideas, emotions and dreamlike qualities to the classical music which has resulted in millions of streams and dedicated fans of many different musical tastes. 'Some albums are rooms that you can walk into, and live in. All you have to do is plug in your earphones and shut your eyes, and you are there.'
– DAG OG TID REVIEW ON ALL MELODY
Obs! There is a misprint on the date of this concert in the Norwegian edition of the programme catalogue. The correct date is Friday 24 May.