Nils Frahm announces North American tour, releases Resident Advisor session

Nils Frahm announces North American tour, releases Resident Advisor session

Berlin-based piano virtuoso Nils Frahm released Spaces last year — an album that collected some arresting live performances of the artist’s newest material. This November, the young pianist is setting out on his second North American tour for Spaces, which will take him to major cities across the US and Canada. Plenty of opportunities for you guys to see a wizard who can play a piano and a synth at the same time, not to mention the guy has a killer stand-up routine. That German sense of humor, man, it just slays crowds.

In advance of his North American jaunt, Frahm visited the Resident Advisor studio to perform two new pieces for their excellent Sessions video series. The first, “All Melody,” is a lovesick, swelling synth-and-Rhodes composition with a lilting kick drum that holds it all together. “#2” is more of an arpeggiated journey in tape delay and Juno sonics that recalls early OPN, but still has Frahm’s idiosyncrasies and flair for drawn-out builds. Definitely worth a watch, and make sure to wait until the ending credits for Frahm’s famous knock-knock jokes.

Nils Frahm North American tour dates:

11.06.14 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox *
11.07.14 - Vancouver, BC - The Imperial *
11.09.14 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios *
11.11.14 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall *
11.13.14 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre *
11.15.14 - Saint Paul, MN - Amsterdam Hall *
11.16.14 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall *
11.17.14 - Cincinnati, OH - Contemporary Art Centre *
11.18.14 - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts *
11.19.14 - Toronto, ON - Adelaide Hall *
11.21.14 - New York, NY - St. Paul & St. Andrew Church *
11.22.14 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis *
11.23.14 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *

* Dawn of Midi

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[Photo: Alexander Schneider]

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