Producer Bianca Balbuena to be feted for
InterAksyonProducer Bianca Balbuena to be feted for achievements in Asia Pacific film industryInterAksyonThey are Manoochehr Mohammadi (Islamic Republic of Iran, 2016), Esaad Younis (Egypt, 2015), Emile Sherman (Australia 2014), Lee Choon-yun (Republic of Korea 2013), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Japan 2012), Zhang Yimou (People's Republic of China 2011), ...
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 4:55 pm
Tokyo Film Fest opens with Japanese movie -
Gulf TimesTokyo Film Fest opens with Japanese movie - Gulf TimesGulf TimesMuch as many may disagree, I have always felt – and even suggested in my columns – that it is always wonderful if a movie festival opens with a local work.and more »
Posted on 24 October 2017 | 11:13 am
Luxuriate in Four New Clips from 'Call Me by
The Film Stage (blog)Luxuriate in Four New Clips from 'Call Me by Your Name' and Soundtrack DetailsThe Film Stage (blog)Set for an early November release, it features two new tracks from Sufjan Stevens (and one reworked one), as well as cuts from The Psychedelic Furs, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and more. We also have four clips from the film, one of which has already enjoyed ...
Posted on 22 October 2017 | 2:23 pm
Sufjan Stevens and Ryuichi Sakamoto Work
mxdwn.comSufjan Stevens and Ryuichi Sakamoto Work Together On Soundtrack For Call Me By Your Namemxdwn.comAlongside Stevens is the incredible Yellow Magic Orchestra alum Sakamoto Ryuichi, who has had much more experience with scoring films with his name appearing under such titles as “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence” and even 2015's “The Revenant.”.
Posted on 11 October 2017 | 8:16 pm
Ryuichi Sakamoto once wanted to redo Ozu
Asahi ShimbunRyuichi Sakamoto once wanted to redo Ozu film musicAsahi ShimbunVENICE--Ryuichi Sakamoto looks back on his illustrious musical career and is not entirely happy with what he sees. He even questions the tunes he produced for movies that earned him international accolades and coveted prizes. “They are fine as ...
Posted on 8 October 2017 | 3:03 pm
Spool's Out: August's Tapes Reviewed By
At times there are sounds resembling Alva Noto’s intense glitchy backdrops for Ryuichi Sakamoto, and at others there’s the luminescent picturesque ocean of sounds heard on Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas albums. Pianos, guitars, field recordings, they all get ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:39 pm
Jim O'Rourke Announces Avant-Jazz LP with
In 2014, Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto was sadly sidelined with throat cancer. Today brings happy news, as he has now revealed that his...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:06 am
Ryuichi Sakamoto "In Great Shape"
In this career overview, Barry Walters details how one of the most transgressive stars of the 1980s, Grace Jones, gave voice to the oppressed while offering a bold example of what it means to be free.
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 2:28 am
A ‘gymnopedist’ ahead of his time
But could he have predicted how much of an influence Satie would have on future sound artists such as John Cage, Brian Eno or Ryuichi Sakamoto? Satie’s eccentricities have stumped many biographers. Experts argue that his peculiar behavior, bizarre ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Musicians slam Abe's security moves, sing
“If that happens, the day may come when we won’t be free to perform live here.” World-renowned musician, composer and peace activist Ryuichi Sakamoto sent along a statement of solidarity. “I feel strongly that democracy is not functioning in Japan ...
Posted on 12 August 2015 | 2:00 am