contemporary-classical

Nils Frahm & Ólafur Arnalds – “Trance Frenz”

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“On the 28th of July 2015 Ólafur Arnalds and myself met up at my studio in Berlin, and invited Alexander Schneider and his camera to document it. But instead of ending the session after the first take we continued to improvise throughout the night, ending up with several new pieces written and recorded in 8 hours with no overdubs and no edits.”

Listen in here:

Nils Frahm – “Wall”

NilsFrahm_3Berlin-based pianist and composer Nils Frahm has decided that from this year forth, March 29 shall be known as “Piano Day”. To accompany the proposal, the Spaces composer has unveiled a dramatic new track titled ‘Wall’, which features some piano. Enjoy below:

Kronos Quartet/ Bryce Dessner – “Aheym”

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Bryce Dessner works as a guitarist in The National during the day but he’s also a classical composer. As a result, Aheym, Dessner’s collaboration with contemporary- classical  figures The Kronos Quartet, is the result of a working relationship that dates back a few years. Next stop: Primavera Sound 2014.