The sheet music for ten of Nils Frahm’s piano pieces taken from his albums Felt, The Bells and Wintermusik are now available in print for the first time in the form of a hardback art & music book to be released this December.
The book includes specially commissioned photographs from London artist Stuart Bailes and will be launched at an exclusive press event in London in February when the artwork will be exhibited and Nils Frahm will perform.
In the book, Frahm has written a personal introduction to each piece and includes diagrams and instructions explaining how to convert your piano to achieve his signature ‘Felt’ sound.
Says Frahm,”If you are like me and have a hard time reading sheet music, don’t be sad. You can still be a good pianist. It might be a bit painful to memorize it bar by bar, but when you have committed it all to your memory and know it by heart, you will be able to put the book away and focus on the expression of the piece. And if even that does not work, don’t be sad either. I’m sure you are very good at something else.”
For more information on SHEETS including an exclusive video by Nils Frahm, as well as photos of this beautiful book, visit the website here.
Nils Frahm has just released a series of live dates to promote SHEETS and his new album SPACES.
29/11/13 : Villa Kamogawa – Kyoto (JP)
01/12/13 : Meguro Persimmon Hall – Tokyo (JP)
02/12/13 : Sonorium – Tokyo (JP)
07/12/13 : P6 Beat Rocker @ Koncerthuset – Copenhagen (DK)
30/01/14 : Atelier Babylon – Bratislava (SLO)
31/01/14 : Festival Spectaculare – Prague (CZ)
22/02/14 : Societaetstheater – Dresden (D)
05/03/14 : Mutek – Barcelona(ESP)
08/03/14 : 5 Days Off – Amsterdam (NL)
09/03/14 : Schauspiel – Leipzig (D)
10/03/14 : Berliner Philharmonie (Kammermusiksaal) – Berlin (D) (tickets available early December)
25/07/14 : Jardins Efemeros – Viseu (PT)
15-17/08/14 : Dockville Festival – Hamburg (D)
29/10/14 : Barbican – London (UK)