Franz Kirmann

Piano Interrupted

Piano Interrupted 


The brainchild of pianist and composer Tom Hodge and “electronician” Franz Kirmann, London-based duo Piano Interrupted sits at the crossroads of film music, post-classical, jazz, ambient and electronica. Since starting working together in 2009, the pair has released various EPs and three albums on German imprint Denovali, as well as developing the project into a vibrant live act with the addition of double bass player Tim Fairhall.


Piano Interrupted’s unique sound is characterised by the meeting of Hodge’s fluid and complex piano lines that straddle a line between melancholy and edginess and the textured and dense soundscapes of Kirmann, whether created from digital manipulation or from live processing of the piano.


During their recent years of touring, Piano Interrupted have also developed a strong improvisational approach, turning the computer into a full 'live' instrument and enabling a real dynamic dialogue between the three musicians. The pieces are then constantly reinvented and reimagined, making the live experience an often striking contrast from the records.


Oumar Konte - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

Oumar Konte - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

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“What is Piano Interrupted?

 Whatever we want it to be, an escape, an inspiration, a soul booster, a reviving force; there are no limitations.” Igloo Mag

Emoticon - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

Emoticon - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

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“The two musical entities – the piano and the electronics –perfectly absorb each other without solution or continuity, and their mutual interfusion reveals itself in the most natural of ways.” The Quietus

You Don't Love Me Yet - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

You Don't Love Me Yet - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

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“The collaborative approach they have found (...) have a delicate, throat catchy quality” The Wire

Cross Hands - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

Cross Hands - Live Broadcast in Moscow for SoundUp Russia

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“Haunting, glistening and infinitely repeatable” Little White Earbuds

Hobi - Live @Salon Des amateurs for Approximation Festival 2013

Hobi - Live @Salon Des amateurs for Approximation Festival 2013

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“A vivid sonic tapestry that makes for electrifying listening...” Headphone Commute

Shed Sessions 2011

Shed Sessions 2011

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"The results are pretty brilliant in places.. At times the changes in pace are so sharp you wonder whether something's up with the recording. It's fab... very much "Lost Chord" era Moody Blues hanging out with Nils Frahm.” Richard Foster - Incendiary Mag

Recording "Landscapes Of The Unfinished"

Recording "Landscapes Of The Unfinished"

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“The music seems as if it's drawing upon both the precision afforded by digital gear and the rawness and unpredictability of the natural world, and the combination makes for an oft-fascinating listen.” Textura

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