Sheets is a deluxe artefact containing the sheet music to ten of Nils Frahm’s piano works, a selection of photographs from award-winning visual artist Stuart Bailes, illustrated instructions on how to modify your piano to achieve Nils’ signature ‘Felt’ sound, and a digital pass to download audio copies of the titles featured in the book.
Sheets is being distributed exclusively by Faber and will be available in good music shops worldwide. The book will also be available to purchase via mail order with the option of including a copy of Nils Frahm’s new album, Spaces. A collection of live recordings, Spaces will be available on either CD or double vinyl.
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Stuart Bailes creates nocturnal landscapes using studio lights and imposed stage-like settings. Sheets contains over a dozen allusive images from the artist who has also worked as lighting director for Nils’ live performances.
INSTRUCTIONS TO MODIFY YOUR PIANO
Sheets includes illustrated instructions for assembling 3 types of damper: the Quick Fix, the Budget, and the Deluxe. Winsome diagrams from Berlin-based artist Paul Paetzel decorate the directions.
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
The work of melding together the elements of Sheets to produce a visually elegant, beautifully constructed, and tactually pleasurable whole was accomplished by the good people at Berlin digital crafts studio FELD.
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© 2013 Nils Frahm under exclusive licence to Manners McDade Music Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
℗ 2013 Erased Tapes Records Ltd. All rights reserved. All sound recordings used with permission.
Photographs by Stuart Bailes
Piano damper illustrations by Paul Paetzel
Sheet transcription by Martin Hiltawski
Sheet layout by Max Knoth