Posts Tagged 'Nils Frahm'

Nils Frahm and his borrowed piano

It’s amazing how much tension can build with the repetition of a single note. I did not think I would make it through this 25-minute video, and now I want to watch it again. And then again for good measure.

From La Blogothèque:

We showed him the piano; it was as if we were introducing someone to him to the first time. He lifted the lid, hit a couple of keys, smiled and murmured, “He’s got character.” Later: “He’s unpredictable. I like it.” He played a little more, and called out to us once more: “Hmm… there’s a slight chance that I might break it. I get excited sometimes.” We didn’t tell this to our hosts; instead, we crossed our fingers.

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"He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from loneliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world to make friends."

- Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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