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Yearned for solitude

To trance

By Pauline FountainPublished 4 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
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A Facebook Notification and a gasp of delight!

Nils Frahm is coming to Brisbane!

A yearned for night of solitude; she secured a single first class seat.

On emerging from the performance she found herself in the midst.

Time to switch back and hurriedly capture.

Scrawled on the flip-side of the portrait postcard:

‘Post-Frahm’s trance,

I have woken from a spell.

An intoxicating and seamless weave of genres: Contemporary, classical, ambient and electronic.

Glistening drifts to hovering then sways into body pulsing.

A joyful story teller between pieces, his music is generous and assuages pain.’

[ Image : Pauline Fountain ]

[ Image : Pauline Fountain ]

[ Image : Pauline Fountain ]


Nils Frahm’s ‘Says’ 2013:


About the Creator

Pauline Fountain

Writing combined with photography provides me with a creative outlet to reflect with meaning on my life.

In 2008 I was diagnosed with Bipolar 1 (Rapid Cycling) and Complex PTSD.

My son’s gentle wisdom furnishes me with the gift of hope.

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  • Cathy holmes4 months ago

    Nicely done.

  • Canuck Scriber4 months ago

    Really great!

  • That music was so soothing and calming! I enjoyed it. Also, such a beautifully written poem!

  • This is a poem, and I love it, yes it is microfiction too. excellent!

  • Gina C.4 months ago

    Wow! I really found this music gorgeously dreamlike 😍 This type of music, I feel, speaks to me at a subconscious level. I tend to enjoy pieces like this while I'm writing to get that "floaty" vibe. I enjoyed your description "Glistening drifts to hovering then sways into body pulsing." Thank you so much for introducing me to it!

  • Andrei Z.4 months ago

    Just listened to some of his pieces. Interesting. Cannot say I really liked it, for me it's too much electronic and ambient, and too little contemporary classical. Also, his music is very static and repetitive. But I see what you mean by ‘Post-Frahm’s trance'. Anyway, thank you for this new to me name!

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