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02 2 BE RGE N INTE RN AT I ON AL FE STIVAL 2019 Nils Frahm m GRIEGH A LLE N GRIEG SA L E N DAT E/ T I M E Friday 24 May at 21:00 T IC KET Standard: 250/400/490 Senior: 225/360/441 Under 30: 190 FiB Fordel: 200/320/392 Hypnotic neoclassical from Berlin. Berlin-based composer, studio artist and pia- nist 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 num- ber 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. 02 2 FR I CT I ON Almost all descriptions of Nils Frahm remark that his inspiration comes from different wor- lds. He has played the piano since childhood and immersed himself in the style of classical pianists and composers of the past before for- ging 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 diffe- rent 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 Nils Frahm instruments #FE STSPILLEN E19