Nils Frahm

It was spending time perched beneath the trembling speakers of Berlin and Frankfurt’s underground Techno clubs that helped Nils Frahm become, well, Nils Frahm. The Hamburg-born composer and pianist – who’s inspired by everything from Tchaikovsky to obscure jazz-saxophonists – also freely admits to manipulating his live audiences, merging EDM beats and classical compositions to build up euphoric passages of sound that leave them emotionally spent (some, he says, have even fainted in the past). See him at Amsterdam’s Paradiso from 30 January to 1 February 2018.