Christian Fennesz

Christian Fennesz (born 25 December 1962) is an Austrian guitarist active in electronic music, often credited on albums simply as Fennesz. Fennesz uses guitar and notebook computers to make multilayered compositions that blend melody and conventional musical instruments with harsh, irregular glitch-influenced sounds and washes of white noise. He lives and works in Vienna, Austria. Fennesz was born and raised in Austria and studied music formally in art school. He started playing guitar around the ages 8 or 9. He became involved in the Viennese techno scene of the early 1990s. From there on, he began to collect his own equipment and produce music based loosely around guitar and synthesizer sounds. Since the 1990s, Fennesz played live with Ryuichi Sakamoto, with British electroacoustic improvisation icon Keith Rowe, and with American pop group Sparklehorse.

Music

Freebase CC-BY
Source: Christian Fennesz on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Other content from Wikipedia, licensed under CC BY-SA