Nils Frahm

55131 Mainz

Event organiser: Frankfurter Hof, Augustinerstraße 55, 55116 Mainz, Deutschland


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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 Wintermusikand The Bells in 2009, and 2010´s 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 byOliveray, 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 time.

In 2015 Nils launched Piano Day, an official global body created with his closest friends to celebrate the piano via various innovative, piano-related projects and concerts around the world. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team was the building of the world´s 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 PictureVictoria 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 London´s prestigious Royal Albert Hall curated by BBC 6 Music radio presenter Mary Anne Hobbs.

Nils celebrated his continued musical partnership with fellow artist ÓlafurArnaldswith the release of their Collaborative Works in October 2015 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 London´s 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.


Zitadelle Mainz
55131 Mainz
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Seit rund 300 Jahren thront die Zitadelle auf dem Jakobsberg hoch über den Dächern der Altstadt von Mainz. Die Zitadelle zählt zu den größten und bedeutendsten Großfestungsanlagen von ganz Rheinland-Pfalz und zieht seit Jahren zahlreiche Touristen aus allen Ländern an. Neben Führungen finden hier auch kulturelle Veranstaltungen statt.

Errichtet wurden die Zitadelle und das Festungswerk um 1660 und gehörte damals zur Festung von Mainz. Bereits 1055 wurde der Jakobsberg jedoch schon besiedelt und ein Festungsbau wurde begonnen. Die Zitadelle wurde 1816 von Preußen und Österreichern bewohnt und diente damals als Kaserne. Im Zweiten Weltkrieg diente die Zitadelle wie auch im Ersten Weltkrieg schon als Kriegsgefangenenlager und zusätzlich auch als Luftschutzbunker. Heute zählt die Anlage neben dem Dom zu den wichtigsten Baudenkmälern der Stadt Mainz und beherbergt u.a. zahlreiche städtische Ämter. Im Herzen der barocken Zitadelle liegt ein Gewölbekeller, der auch für soziokulturelle Veranstaltungen gemietet werden kann. In dem historischen Gewölberaum finden zum Beispiel regelmäßig Filmvorführungen, Vorträge sowie diverse Festlichkeiten statt und der Raum fasst bis zu 60 Personen.

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