Friday night: the church Korskirken in Bergen was packed with an audience excited to experience the music of the Berlin-based composer and musician Nils Frahm.
Frahm is a classically trained pianist, and, as a composer, his music is heavily influenced by several 20th century composers. However, Frahm has moved beyond this, and today is best known for combining electronic and classical music. In fact, Frahm has been interested in and inspired by electronic music his entire life. As a composer he is, actually, just as influenced by jazz and improvised music as he is by other classical and contemporary styles, and sonic experimentation and improvisation are cornerstones to his method of composition.
He is an exceptionally productive musician, with as many as 10 albums and EPs in his own name since 2005, in addition to several collaborations with other artists.