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MUSIC BY NILS FRAHM TO SOUNDTRACK HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE


Recordings by acclaimed composer, producer and pianist, Nils Frahm will form the soundtrack for Elliott & Harper Productions’ first West End show, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. Directed by the Olivier and Tony award-winning Marianne Elliott and written by Olivier and Tony award-winning writer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens, it runs at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London from 3rd October 2017 to 6th January 2018.

Nils Frahm is one of the most talked-about musicians of his generation, blending classical composition with elements of electronica. Frahm’s albums include: Felt (2011) Screws (2012) and Spaces (2013). His first film score release, Music for the Motion Picture Victoria, won the German Film prize for Best Soundtrack. In 2015 he launched Piano Day, an official holiday celebrating the piano via various concerts and piano-related projects around the world. Frahm presented a memorable performance at the Royal Albert Hall curated by BBC 6 Music radio presenter Mary Anne Hobbs, and curated a Weekend Festival at London’s Barbican Centre last year. After spending much of 2017 in his Berlin studio, 2018 sees Frahm embark on his first live tour since 2015. The 2018 All Melody world tour includes UK concerts at the Barbican Centre, Bristol, Glasgow and Gateshead.

Director Marianne Elliott said:

'Simon Stephens’ play, Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle is full of beauty, wonder and surprise. I can't think of a composer whose music better combines these elements than Nils Frahm. I have been an admirer of Nils for a long time and I am thrilled to have his glorious music as the soundtrack for my production.'

Julie Blake, General Manager of Erased Tapes added:

'It's an incredible honour to be involved with this production, and Nils Frahm's music perfectly underscores the emotional themes within the script. Stephens' Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle is tender, deep and wonderfully honest in its exploration of how we all connect.'

Tony and Olivier-Award-winning playwright Simon StephensHeisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle is a surprising and life-affirming new play inspired by one of the most famous ideas in quantum physics, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and stars Anne-Marie Duff as Georgie and Kenneth Cranham as Alex.

Monday 11th September 2017

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