Head space, physical space.
Nils Frahm's seems to expand both outwardly and inwardly, filling up the space he performs in whilst pushing its way into the audience.
Heading to London earlier this year, the Berlin-based composer played a wonderful show at St. John of Hackney church.
Fusing visuals with languid sound, the performance echoed the field recordings of new album 'Spaces'. Commenting on his live show, Nils Frahm said:
"What I love most about playing in front of people has something to do with a certain kind of energy exchange. The attention and appreciation of my audience feeds back into my playing. It really seems as if there is a true and equal give and take between performer and listener, making me aware of how much I depend on my audience. And since the audience is different every night, the music being played will differ too. Every space I performed in has its own magic and spirit".
Now a clip from that fateful night at St. John's has emerged online. 'Toilet Brushes' is - on record - a wry, humorous, quicksilver like melody. In performance, Nils Frahm is able to conjure up something special, with each passing moment seeming to bring something new, something refreshing.
Watch it now.
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