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Fennesz + 55 Cancri e | Black Box

Enjoy an evening of floating through the waves of 55 Cancri e’s ambient build up climaxed by the drowning in the strumming guitar swirls of Fennesz.

Fennesz

Christian Fennesz uses guitar and computer to create shimmering, swirling electronic sound of enormous range and complex musicality. His lush and luminant compositions are anything but sterile computer experiments. They resemble sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece.

The Austrian producer and musician has been active in electronic music since the 1990s and started as a member in the Austrian experimental rock band Maische before signing solo to electronic music label Mego. By then the influence of techno had led him to start composing with the use of his guitar and laptop.

His debut album Hotel Para.lel was released in 1997 and was noted for his early use of “glitches”, digital artefacts such as distortion and clicks, something that others worked heard to remove from recordings back then but has now made it into the mainstream.

Since then Fennesz has released six solo albums, the most known ‘Endless Summer’ (Mego, 2001). It’s a sublimely messed-up solo guitar album, equal parts comforting and challenging where melodies drifts in and out, grounded by distorted washes of strummed electric guitar swirled together in heavy depth.

Through the years he’s collaborated with many musicians (such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jim O’Rourke, David Sylvian), filmmaker and artists and continued to pave the way for a changed perception of electronic music today. Fennesz international reputation has been consolidated through his substantial overall contribution to new musical expression. In 2018 he blessed the audience with an outstanding performance at Intonal and now he is coming back to Inkonst.

55 Cancri e

Malmö-based guitarist and graphic artist Sara Hausenkamp searched in outer space and found both her music and her alter ego. Through album releases on labels such as Music For Dreams and Zeon Light, 55 Cancri E has established her unique, mysterious sound. Her stripped-down compositions based on voice and guitar, combined with her technical precision have made her one of Malmö’s most interesting live acts, in our humble opinion. See less