German composer and pianist Nils Frahm spent two years building a studio in a historic Berlin building to capture the intricate instrumental arrangements that populate his new album, All Melody. Straddling the line between contemporary classical music and the avant-garde electronica, Frahm uses a pipe organ, a piano and racks of vintage synthesizers to build layered, hypnotizing compositions. His concerts feature plenty of on-stage multi-tasking, as Frahm flits between instruments, rapidly reconstructing and improvising variations on his cinematic melodies. After a pair of shows at Thalia Hall last year, Frahm returns to Chicago in support of his new EP, Encores 2, for his first appearance at Symphony Center.
|Venue name:||Symphony Center|
220 S Michigan Ave
|Cross street:||between Adams St and Jackson Blvd|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue, Red to Jackson; Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Adams. Bus: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7.|