Nils Frahm & Anne Müller – Journey For A Traveller [unofficial fan video]
Fresh from YouTube, we have a fan video using archival footage as a black and white video collage to accompany the inherently cinematic music from Nils Frahm & Anne Müller:
Frahm, who burst on to the neoclassical scene as a the solo piano virtuoso to watch in 2009, employs only faint and fleeting use of piano in this arrangement, as on the entire album. Instead, balancing accessible and avant-garde, he conjures percussive, continually mutating sounds punctuated with string flourishes and motifs, succeeding where so many have failed in the nascent evolution of electro-acoustic music: grafting electronics to classical acoustic perfomance in a way that doesn’t feel forced or tacked on. It’s musical, integral, breathing, and the images remind us there’s a sense of storytelling and interplay at work in the composition.