Frieder Nagel


"A hybrid Force - words won´t do, just watch" - Boiler Room


"One of the most interesting young artists of contemporary music" - NDR



Frieder Nagel’s eclectic style combines analog synthesis, modulated field recording, and classic instrumentation. His driven and melancholic pieces are played by various Ensembles and Orchestras. He delivered a remix of La boum Fatale’s “Walls” for the Berlin collective Sinnbus, and the French label Infiné Music released his club track “Lythe”.


In spring 2016 Nagel’s symphony Ostinato was premiered with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. Highly praised by critics and celebrated by the audience “Ostinato” was performed on three sold-out nights at Radialsystem V Berlin and published via Boiler Room. In this unique project he worked on integrating electronic live sets and classic synthesizers within the orchestra, alongside internationally acclaimed producer David August and his “poéme symphonique”.


Frieder Nagel opened the new classic stage at the last edition of Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg with his works for Ensemble. New performances are going to take place in Essen, Berlin and Nuremberg in 2017. Besides his composition work Frieder Nagel curates events and therefor collaborated with pianist Martin Kohlstedt or opera singer Angela Denoke. Currently he works on establishing a new Festival for contemporary music & electronic subculture together with Z-Bau in his hometown Nuremberg.