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Frieder Nagel

Frieder Nagel invites his listeners to get lost in an universe that spans from euphoric to devastating excitement. He is known for managing projects in venues ranging from theaters to clubs, for concerts to audiovisual experiments - working with artists like David August, La Boum Fatale or Daniel Brandt. The first time he appeared on stage, in 2016 at Berlin's infamous Radialsystem V, armed with several synthesizers, effects, drum machines, one grand piano; and backed by the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester (DSO). This critically acclaimed debut was streamed by Boiler Room later and led to further collaborations with Philharmonie Essen or his ensemble show at Reeperbahn Festival.

Having grown up in the music scene of Southern Germany, Nagel spent his childhood backstage - sleeping in cars while his father played in jazz clubs, or bored out of his mind during the endless orchestra rehearsals of his mother. While he never took proper classes to learn an instrument, the young autodidact could always count on his hearing. After moving to Berlin at 17, Nagel soon started working in the music business - at first with small student-jobs and later as a producer. He created his studio, the Resonant Workshop, a self-built wooden room-in-room construction to craft music and sound design. After years of being in charge, controlling the process of artistic creation for others, it was not easy for Nagel to focus on his own music. A serious water leak from ceiling damaged his studio and Nagel had to leave and focus on his improvisational skills. With the release of his debut EP, the audience can expect a mystical journey full of warm synths and detailed sound clusters morphing into each other to form utterly dark and dystopian ballads.

He signed "Lythe" for the compilation Exporator#2 on InFiné in 2016. His debut EP, "Distract Robots" is set to be released in January 2019.


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