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Gregor Praml

Gregor Praml trifft Benjamin Waldmann

Mousonturm Studio 1


“Benjamin who?… Waldmann? Never heard of him!” Discovering musicians for the first time is another one of the tasks that LOKAL Listener host Gregor Praml has set himself. Pianist Benjamin Waldmann from the Palatinate is one such unfamiliar name. Yet his solo piano composition “Circles” has just surpassed the mark of 4.5 million listeners worldwide on Spotify. So who can call that “unknown”?! It’s high time we got to know this young musician, who is currently studying law at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. He had a band called “Henry and the Waiter” with whom he toured once Germany, but things got really interesting when he started writing and releasing his own solo pieces in late 2020. His style ranges somewhere between cinematic and neo-classical (referencing the likes of Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm and Hania Rani), although he himself says that he relies entirely on his feelings and never takes a cerebral approach to composing. The LOKAL Listener is finally returns to the stage of the LOKAL at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm – again on Sunday, but now at 6 pm!