SLOW TRAVEL BERLIN
Nils Frahm, Admiralspalast, 8pm
German musician Nils Frahm started playing music at a young age – and having learned from Nahum Brodski, a student of one of Tchaikovsky’s protégées, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say he was “grandfathered” into a line of musical prodigies. As is the case with many other famous pianists, Frahm wrote his first compositions as a child, though his first solo recording, ‘Streichelfisch’, didn’t come out until 2005, when Frahm was in his early 20s.
In the decade since his debut, Frahm has released an additional nine recordings, and since 2009 has worked exclusively with London-based Erased Tapes. His most recent album, last year’s ‘Spaces’, features live performances from various venues. At the end of 2013, Frahm also released a music book, ‘Eins’. For his upcoming Berlin date, Frahm will be co-headlining a show with English producer Jon Hopkins, known for his collaborations with Brian Eno, Coldplay and Imogen Heap, among others. Natalye Childress
Admiralspalast, Friedrichstraße 101, 10117 Berlin; 030 32 53 31 30; S + U: Friedrichstraße; admission: from €37,98.