Events | In-store Session: Paul Frick - Second Yard Botanicals LP

Berlin | August 23, 2018 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Album Cover: Second Yard Botanicals

Villa Fellow Paul Frick celebrates the release of his brand new album Second Yard Botanicals (Apollo Records) with an in-store session at the OYE Kreuzkoelln. After about two decades in the music business, Second Yard Botanicals is Paul's first full-length solo album. After recording and producing it in his Neukölln studio with the help of numerous guest musicians, he worked on the live realization at Villa Aurora this spring. Exploring a vast number of instruments, field recording and deconstructed breakbeats woven with undulating filters and gossamer melodies, the album sees Frick drawing on the world around him in a free associative style

The session constists of a stripped down live jam with Korg Electribe and Moog Minitaur, a bit of record playing, joined by no other than DJ Spiegelei Cherry aka @ Jan Brauer, from the Frick's Trio Brandt Brauer Frick.

Paul Frick was born in Berlin. He took composition classes since the age of twelve with Il-Ryun Chung. From 2000 to 2008 he studied composition with Friedrich Goldmann at Universität der Künste Berlin. Since 2008 the group Brandt Brauer Frick with Daniel Brandt and Jan Brauer became the center of Fricks work, leading to the ten-piece Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble as from 2010, in which he plays the piano and notates the scores.

Both formations performed in over fifty countries since then, including stages as Lincoln Center New York, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and Centre Pompidou Paris. On their four albums, the groups guest vocalists include Jamie Lidell, Nina Kraviz, Beaver Sheppard, Vic Mensa, Gudrun Gut, and Om'Mas Keith. In 2014 Brandt Brauer Frick performed with the WDR radio choir and mixed a DJ-Kicks CD, in 2015 they expanded their Ensemble with a four-piece choir named The Free Electric Singers. In 2016 they wrote their first Opera Gianni together with British director Martin Butler and premiered it in fall at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Tischlerei.

OYE KREUZKÖLLN, Friedelstraße 49, 12047 Berlin

Free Admission

Supported by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V.

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