Nils Frahm - Neue! Step
19 September 2019 - 20:30 - Turkcell Stage


Surrounding PSM with the otherworldly inspiration of sound and melody, Neue! Step will be exploring through the new horizons of avant-garde, neo-classical and ambient music making.  With the concert program and supporting events, Neue! Step will embrace the masters of the highly acclaimed neo-classical music revolution today as well as introducing the influential up-and-comers of the avant-garde music scene. Save the date for a fall festival, Neue! Step.

Master of melody, builder of dreams Nils Frahm will be at Zorlu PSM as a part of Neue! Step for a revolutionary live performance on September 19!

German composer Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path through composition.

Today Nils Frahm continues to work as an accomplished composer, producer and celebrated performer from his Berlin-based studio at the renowned Funkhaus. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has won him many fans around the world. Nils has gained global notoriety for his highly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, as well as a breath-taking level of emotion and personality.

Following on from his first solo piano works Wintermusik and The Bells in 2009, and 2010’s 7fingers in collaboration with cellist Anne Müller, 2011 saw his break-through album Felt on Erased Tapes. Created by placing felt on the hammers of the piano, the record defines Frahm's signature sound which was a further development of the two-track experiment Unter/ÜberFelt was followed by his solo synthesiser EP Juno and Wonders — a record by Oliveray, his duo project with long-time musical companion Peter Broderick. Nils then recorded the 2012 works Screws while recovering from a thumb injury, which he gifted to his fans on his birthday. Erased Tapes also released Juno Reworked featuring remixes by Luke Abbott and Clark.

2013 saw Nils return with his new album Spaces to critical acclaim, expressing his love for experimentation and answering the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they have witnessed during his live shows. Recorded over a period of two years the album captured live performances from several of his concerts worldwide. Nils also released his first music book in the same year, Sheets Eins, publishing the sheet music for tracks such as Ambre and Said and Done for the very first time.

In 2015 Nils launched Piano Day, an official global body created by Nils and his closest friends to celebrate the piano via various innovative, piano-related projects around the world. The first project revealed by the Piano Day team was the building of the world’s tallest piano: the Klavins 450. It was on the slightly smaller version built by piano inventor David Klavins that Nils recorded eight improvised piano motifs in one sitting, which formed his Solo album – presented to the world on the first celebration of Piano Day. 

During the same year Nils’ first film score release Music For The Motion Picture Victoria written for the one-take feature film by Sebastian Schipper, won the esteemed German Film Prize for Best Soundtrack; the soundtrack opens with an edit of Burn With Me by German producer DJ Koze. And in the summer, the BBC Proms presented a memorable performance at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall curated by BBC 6 Music radio presenter Mary Anne Hobbs.

Nils celebrated his continued musical partnership with fellow artist Ólafur Arnalds with the release of their Collaborative Works that October and included their three previous EP releases Stare, Loon and Life Story Love and Glory, plus Trance Frendz — the audio recording of their intimate 45-minute studio film.

Following a Nils Frahm-curated Weekend Festival at London’s Barbican Centre and the release of his second published music book Sheets Zwei, 2016 saw a collaborative score with Woodkid for Ellis, a short film by French artist JR, starring and featuring spoken words by Robert De Niro.

After spending much of 2017 in hibernation in preparation for a busy period ahead, Nils will commence 2018 with his first live performances since 2015, and will embark on the beginning of a long worldwide tour entitled All Melody.

On “All Melody”

“it finds Frahm painting from a rainbow palette”

MOJO **** Lead Album of the Month

“a masterpiece”

Drowned In Sound 10/10

“astounding stuff from a modern master”

The Line of Best Fit 9/10

“his most expansive music yet”

DJ Mag 9/10

“Frahm’s most significant work to date”

Clash 9/10

“one of the most vital modern day composers”

Future Music 8/10

“his masterpiece”

Mixmag 9/10 Album Of The Month

“jazz, house and dub flavours orbit the classically-influenced core”

Q Mag **** Must Buy

“urge to defy expectations”

Uncut 8/10

“virtuoso creator

Loud & Quiet 8/10

“epic, painstakingly textured music for long winter nights”

The Big Issue

“Nils Frahm’s mesmerising piano music can bring his audience to tears”

The Sunday Times Culture

“cult king of ambient piano…the album of his career”

The Observer

“once his melodies spin, there’s really no stopping them”

DIY ****

Category 1 275.00 TL Full, 220.00 TL Student
Category 2 245.00 TL Full, 196.00 TL Student
Category 3 195.00 TL Full, 156.00 TL Student
Category 4 155.00 TL Full, 124.00 TL Student
Category 5 115.00 TL Full,   92.00 TL Student

Participants under the age of 8 cannot attend the performance.
  Participants under the age of 8 cannot attend the performance.  
Entrance to the performance with professional audio and video recording devices is strictly prohibited.
  Entrance to the performance with professional audio and video recording devices is strictly prohibited.  
This performance venue is wheelchair friendly.
  This performance venue is wheelchair friendly.  
Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.