FENNESZ & SAKAMOTO
Christian Fennesz (b.1962) is an Austrian, electronic musician, who uses guitar and notebook computers to make multilayered compositions. His work blends melody and conventional instruments with harsh, irregular glitch-influenced sounds and washes of white noise. His lush and luminous compositions are anything but sterile computer experiments however, they resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospherics, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece.
Ryuichi Sakamoto (b.1952) is a Japanese pianist, composer, record producer, writer, singer and actor – based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career in 1978, in the pioneering electronic group Yellow Magic Orchestra.
Together these two titans make contemplative experimental music that combines traditional instruments and modern production methods. They have collaborated on three works, Flumina, Sala Santa Cecilia and Cendre.