Fennesz Sakamoto – Sala Santa Cecilia

Touch (CD, Digital) ✖ Released: 04.2005 ✖ Buy: Bandcamp

This release features a duet between Christian Fennesz [guitar/lapop] and Ryuichi Sakamoto [piano/laptop] – the first collaboration between two highly regarded composers. “Sala Santa Cecilia” is a 19 minute overture from their live performance in Rome in November 2004. Bill Meyer in Magnet (US) wrote: “Cross-generational encounters are never a sure thing, but this one strikes sparks” and Max Scaefer in Cyclic Defrost (USA): ” a moment of much beauty, not to mention anticipation for the promised full-length effort to come.” Tom Sekowski adds in Gaz-eta (USA): “We can only hope this astonishing collaboration will turn into something more tangible, more permanent.”