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An astonishing musical talent returns to Melbourne Festival for the first time in four years.Line-up /
In the notes for Nils Frahm’s new album All Melody, the artist describes a dream orchestra of one as a shapeshifting being of many parts: “My pipe organ would turn into a drum machine, while my drum machine would sound like an orchestra of breathy flutes. I would turn my piano into my very voice, and any voice into a ringing string.”
It's one way of capturing the spirit of an artist who defies all categorisation, equally comfortable in a recital hall and on a dancefloor, and able to leap fleet-footed across musical conventions.
All Melody is a blissful avalanche of aural innovation. Angelic choruses dance above a pipe organ's sigh, while elsewhere a simple synthesizer riff expands to take on cosmic urgency. Moment to moment it is full of surprises, but repeated textures and motifs gradually form a coherent single work of delivering a supreme satisfaction.
Frahm returns to Melbourne for the first time since sell-out shows at Melbourne Festival in 2014, this time bringing the stunning All Melody. Anyone who has caught Frahm live knows that this will be a wall-shaking, roof-raising affair.
Fri, 14 Dec 2018
Bunker presents Ryan James Ford (4 Hour Set)
Sat, 15 Dec 2018
Tilt Shift presents Timothy Clerkin (Eskimo Twins / Heretic)
Fri, 21 Dec 2018
Static presents Anetha
Sat, 22 Dec 2018
Elrow Melbourne - Sambowdromo Do Brasil
Sun, 23 Dec 2018
Stable Series x Revolver presents Dana Ruh
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
Beyond The Valley 2018
Mon, 31 Dec 2018
Carl Cox NYE Intimate Club Show
Tue, 1 Jan 2019
Let Them Eat Cake 2019