I have experienced a wonderful connection in the music of our heart with Ryuichi Sakamoto. It began innocently yesterday when I was listening to the remix of Meredith Monk and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s, “Astronaut Anthem”.
I decided to delve into Ryuichi Sakamoto’s body of work. I rediscovered his superb touch on the piano by listening to Playing The Piano, US Version (2010).
I was captivated by the beauty of the composition, “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence“. I researched Ryuichi Sakamoto on the InterWeb and discovered Commmons. A new music community for real artists and music lovers, an oasis I plan to visit often 🙂
“Commmons (Commons)” as artists, including Ryuichi Sakamoto in order to explore new possibilities of music, is a project which was established with Avex Group. Under the slogan “think global, act local”, and has a point of view ecological, as new music community aimed at social and cultural contribution, in order to create a better relationship between artist / creator, music industry, the user / listener “common land It is intended to be a (commons). ” In the hope that music (music) continues to exist in the center of the common land (commons), was named the three “m” and “commmons”.
I look forward to the future release, Playing The Orchestra 2013 (December 11, 2013). Ryuichi Sakamoto performs on piano with conductor Hirofumi Kurita and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
I hope one day to have the honor of revelling in the musical genius of Ryuichi Sakamoto live in concert. It turns out he and I are the same age which inspires me greatly.
- John Zorn + Ryuichi Sakamoto: Zorn@60, 4 October 2013 – Japan Society, New York (Review) (popmatters.com)
- Taylor Deupree and Ryuichi Sakamoto collaborate for their first LP ‘Disappearance’ on the imprint 12k | Music News (soundcolourvibration.com)