Profile:
A collaboration of Ryuichi Sakamoto and Christian Fennesz. Begun in Rome when they performed a laptop duet at the Auditorium Della Parco Musica for the Romaeuropa Festival on November 28, 2014. The 19 minute overture was recorded and released as the Sala Santa Cecilia EP by Touch in 2005.

They worked together on their debut album during 2004–2006, Sakamoto in New York and Fennesz in Vienna. They would exchange guitar, piano and electronic pieces, share notes and ideas, develop themes together. Periodically, two artists would meet for a live performance. Eventually Sakamoto and Fennesz sat in NYC to make a final mix.

Sakamoto composed 24 tracks for their second album Flumina whilst touring Japan. At the beginning of every show he played a piano piece in a different key, ending up with 24 recordings covering all tonal steps of the western tonal system. Fennesz processed and modified these tracks with synthesizers, guitar and electronics, until they again met to finalize the double album at KAB Studios in New York.
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Artist

Albums

Fennesz + Sakamoto - AUN – The Beginning And The End Of All Things album art Christian Fennesz* Trace (as Fennesz Sakamoto) and 2 more… Christian Fennesz* - AUN – The Beginning And The End Of All Things (Album) Ash International UK 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

53 Fennesz + Sakamoto - Now Hear This! 53 album art Various Aware (as Fennesz, Sakamoto) Various - Now Hear This! 53(CD, Comp, Car) Word Magazine 53 UK 2007 Sell This Version
bundle_7 Fennesz + Sakamoto - 14 Tracks - Destination: Tokyo! album art Various Mono (as Fennesz & Sakamoto) Various - 14 Tracks - Destination: Tokyo!(14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Boomkat bundle_7 2008

Mixes

none Fennesz + Sakamoto - Behind A Lovely Thing 2 album art Boing Poum Tchak! Mono Boing Poum Tchak! - Behind A Lovely Thing 2(File, MP3, Mixed) Not On Label none France 2009
none Fennesz + Sakamoto - Vale Of Health album art Coppice (2) Aware (as Christian Fennesz And Ryuichi Sakamoto) Coppice (2) - Vale Of Health(File, MP3, Mixed, Unofficial, 192) Spannered none UK 2009
Spaces 29 Fennesz + Sakamoto - Intimate Ambient Songs album art Latty Mono (as Ryuichi Sakamoto & Fennesz) Latty - Intimate Ambient Songs(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Spaces FM Spaces 29 UK 2009
125 Fennesz + Sakamoto - Electronic Explorations Mix album art The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble Oto (as Fennesz / Sakamoto) The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - Electronic Explorations Mix(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Electronic Explorations 125 2010
HCM021 Fennesz + Sakamoto - Spring Rain Mix album art Various Haru (as Fennesz + Ryuichi Sakamoto) Various - Spring Rain Mix(File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, 320) Headphone Commute HCM021 US 2010
none Fennesz + Sakamoto - Eat2pills Ambient Podcast album art Unlogic Thing Cendre (as Fennesz & Sakamoto) Unlogic Thing - Eat2pills Ambient Podcast(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Not On Label none Russia 2012
STJ 107 Fennesz + Sakamoto - Secret Thirteen Mix 107 album art Ernestas Sadau Aware (as Fennesz, Sakamoto) Ernestas Sadau - Secret Thirteen Mix 107(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) Secret Thirteen Journal STJ 107 Lithuania 2014