Venue: Yacht Club
Date: Saturday, April 4
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
9:00 PM: Aseethe
10:00 PM: Nat Baldwin
11:00 PM: Fennesz
Included with festival pass Individual tickets $6 - $12
Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. “Imagine the electric guitar severed from cliché and all of its physical limitations, shaping a bold new musical language.” – (City Newspaper, USA).
Christian Fennesz is known from his own particular musical world as well as his impeccable work in creating beautiful compositions for guitar. Somewhere between concrete music, classical and ambience sounds, he stretches musical resources and effects to create melodies and atmospheres that fuse classical and orchestral concepts with conceptual musical research and complex digital structures.
Rolling Stone described him as “the most pictorial composer-programmer in laptop electronica”.
Fennesz’s guitar and laptop live set demonstrate why he remains one of the most engaging musicians using electronics. His treatment of the laptop and guitar allow each to give up its identity to the other, exquisite guitar washes loosing their specificity to the crackling textures of the laptop. Live guitar chords become loops on the laptop and he constantly shifts between contradictions and possibilities of each.