breaking the convention of a traditional live album, 'spaces' was recorded over the course of 2 years in different locations & captures frahm at his spontaneous, improvisational best.
the berlin-based contemporary composer has built a steady reputation for his intimate, poignant piano recordings, yet they have so far only shown a fragment of what to expect from his concerts. frahm’s heart lies in improvisation, in the magic of a moment where, inspired by the space & the audience, his fingers can create new compositions loosely based around his familiar melodies. this ode to the joy of live performance is referred to by frahm as a collage of field recordings rather than a live album. it includes surprise moments such as the sound of him banging a toilet brush on the piano strings to create a dub-sounding track. elsewhere we find him combining beautiful synth textures with his mesmerising, textural piano playing.
- An Aborted Beginning
- Said And Done
- Went Missing
- Improvisation For Coughs And A Cell Phone
- For-Peter-Toilet Brushes-More
- Over There, It's Raining
- Ross's Harmonium