North America

Upcoming Shows

03/06Gray Area, San Francisco, CA
03/07Upend, Los Angeles, CA
03/08Columbia City Theatre, Seattle, WA
03/10Holocene, Portland, OR
03/12Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
03/13Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC
03/14Bushwick Methodist Church, Brooklyn, NY
03/17Bowerbird, Philadelphia, PA
03/19U Hall, Washington, DC
03/20Nasher Sculpture, Dallas, TX
03/21SXSW, Austin, TX
03/22Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA
03/24Duke Coffee House, Durham, NC
03/26Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
03/27Big Ears Festival, Knoxville, TN
04/02Mahalls, Cleveland, OH
04/03Firestone Baars Chapel, Columbia, MI
04/04Mission Creek Festival, Iowa, IA
04/05* Tour made possible with generous support from the Austrian Cultural Forum New York


Using a filtered and treated electric guitar as the starting point for his lush soundscapes, Fennesz has created a personal and groundbreaking discourse throughout his career. Perhaps sculpting the last truly unique vision for the guitar, his luminant compositions are anything but sterile experiments. Fennesz’s world of sound unfolds and resembles sensitive, telescopic recordings of rainforest insect life or natural atmospheric occurrences, an inherent naturalism permeating each piece. In addition to his prolific output as a solo artist, and his ongoing investigation of the limits of noise, automatic composition, field music or contemporary classical, Fennesz is also a frequent collaborator with other luminaries of the scene. These include artists such as Alva Noto, Oren Ambarchi, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keith Rowe, Peter Rehberg, David Sylvian, and Jim O’Rourke.

Press links

Pitchfork – Best of 2019
NPR – Interview
Resident Advisor – Review