Niklas Froese – born July 1986 in Aachen, Germany – is a Musician and Designer currently living and working in Leipzig.
He learned playing the guitar in his early childhood and grew up playing music together with friends. Back then, the music was an experimental version of progressive rock.
This changed, when – at around 20 years old – he discovered the world of electronic music, while at the same time being bored about the “guitarist scene”, which kept keeping a focus on the technical site of playing an instrument instead of caring for the actual music.
He let the guitar rest and opened up his ears to new worlds of sounds. Up until now his influences are very broad, ranging from contemporary classical music, folk, jazz and techno to hip hop and especially the “neo-classical” way of approaching acoustic instruments, with a focus on atmosphere and emotion rather than on technical instrumentalism.
Now, his music can be considered a blend of acoustic instruments, field recordings and abstract electronic sounds and beats.
On the Way Home is the first film he composed music for.