SHEETS ZWEI is the second book in the SHEETS series featuring the printed music of Nils Frahm’s piano works. The book contains specially selected artwork, illustrated instructions on how to prepare your piano and a digital pass to download audio copies of the titles featured in each book.
Published by Manners McDade and distributed by Faber Music. Available in good music shops and online stores worldwide.
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The photographer Klaus Frahm collaborated with his son to provide the special artwork for SHEETS ZWEI. The artwork by Klaus Frahm comes from a series of photographs of barns, abandoned buildings and other rural artifacts taken in Portugal during Nils’ childhood. The improvised experimental method of applying the liquid light-sensitive emulsion on the watercolor-paper with a brush underline the roughness and simple structures Klaus has photographed and transport his ideas on structure and improvisation.
SHEETS ZWEI includes illustrated instructions to turn every piano into an Una Corda piano which Nils developed recently together the piano builder David Klavins. Based on the shown tricks the tone of a usual instrument can have the character of the Una Corda piano, which due to its construction has a particularly warm and pure sound. Winsome diagrams from Berlin-based artist Paul Paetzel decorate the directions.
The arrangement of the visual elements of SHEETS ZWEI and their elegant and aesthetic composition as well as the finest selection of the high quality production materials was accomplished by Torsten Posselt and the good people at Berlin digital craft studio FELD. In the same manner as SHEETS EINS they focused on providing not only the visual but also tactile pleasure of this art piece.