Parallel to his classical piano studies, Frederik Schrader taught himself the drums again, the harmonica, acoustic and electric guitars, the cajon, the cello, the accordion and the harp. Beginning in elementary school, Frederik Schrader began with the production of his own music and tried to inspire classmates and friends for joint band projects. The early compositions and lyrics of Frederik Schrader vary thematically and musically in a significant way between the works after 1998, which (among other things also dued to move from the Lower Saxony's Diepholz to the Schleswig-Holstein's Bokholt-Hanredder) inhere young melancholy and desire. Moreover, longing, escapism, and romanticism were the driving forces for the creation of the fantasy world Mythanien in the year 2000.
The musical background of Mythanien revealed works like "Stalaga", "Amri" and"Casoley" and solidified the classical, neo-romantic style of Frederik Schraders piano compositions. Opus The soundtrack of Mythanien and many other songs are part of "Apeiron", a collection of own compositions, conceived as a project-album. The pre-Socratic thinker Anaximander used the term "Apeiron" to characterize a sort of ylem, that was "boundless", "indefinable" und "the beginning and origin of everyhting that is" to him. Both of these meanings of the Apeiron, indeterminableness and origin, are reflected in the high musical diversity of the album and its status as a first work. His second album-project, "Waikiki Gold", is a collection of Frederik Schraders intuitive instrumental series, that combines ethnic with electronic music. In addition Frederik Schrader is member of the alternative band Minorcracy since september 2006. Under the pseudonym "FreD WesT", he was the singer, guitar and cajon player of the band until 2009.
After the stylistic turning point in the end of 2009, Frederik Schrader now is playing the piano exclusively. Furthermore, Frederik Schrader is cooperating with several independent film studios, f.e. he is working on a soundtrack for the play "Mariam's Pardon" from Wayne Erreca. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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