A MUBI RELEASE
“TRIPPING WITH NILS FRAHM”
TO BE RELEASED ON DECEMBER 3, 2020
A legendary artist at a legendary location: TRIPPING WITH NILS FRAHM captures one of the world’s most sought-after live acts performing at Funkhaus Berlin, one of the city’s most iconic buildings
Directed by Benoit Toulemonde
Produced by LEITER (Felix Grimm and Nils Frahm) in association with PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner)
Leiter in association with Plan B Entertainment are proud to announce that TRIPPING WITH NILS FRAHM, an extraordinary, rare and intimate musical trip that brings a unique concert experience and communal energy to the screen, will be released on the streaming platform MUBI on December 3, 2020. The live album of the same name will be released on December 3rd as well by Erased Tapes Records.
When composer/producer/performer Nils Frahm - called “the single most important artist in the world right now” by highly regarded musical tastemaker and BBC Radio presenter Mary Anne Hobbs - kicked off his world tour at Funkhaus Berlin in January 2018 to bring his album All Melody to the stage, an ambitious journey was about to begin.
Over the next two years, Frahm played over 180 sold-out performances at venues including the Sydney Opera House, LA’s Disney Hall, London’s Barbican, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, and festivals stages around the globe. Yet the setting of Funkhaus Berlin, renowned for its vintage grandeur, outstanding acoustics, and home to Frahm’s studio where All Melody was recorded, had held a unique place in the artist's heart.
He returned to Funkhaus Berlin to host another set of four shows, and tickets sold out within hours. His long time collaborator Benoit Toulemonde captured the concerts on film, using only handheld cameras and techniques he had mastered for the acclaimed concert series La Blogotèque.
One of the most exciting sound explorers of our time, the Berlin-based pianist, composer and producer bridges the gap between classical and electronic music. Frahm's unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, along with his eclectic compositions ranging from intimate piano pieces to opulent soundscapes has won him many fans and critical acclaim around the world.
Frahm’s film work includes Victoria, written for the one-take feature film by Sebastian Schipper (winner of the German Film Prize for Best Soundtrack). He also collaborated on the scores of Ellis, a short film by French artist JR, featuring Robert de Niro, as well as James Gray’s Ad Astra, and Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto.
For additional information and trailers, visit www.trippingwithnilsfrahm.com