Evening #10 - Ryuichi Sakamoto with Shiro Takatani, Dis·play, concert-performance

Live events and performancesEvening #10 - Ryuichi Sakamoto with Shiro Takatani, Dis·play, concert-performance

Saturday, 3 March 2018 at 8pm
Sunday 4 March 2018 at3pm

Locations : Studio
Category : Live events and performances
Discipline : Music
Public price : 30 €/25 €
(Reduced rate applied also on presentation of a ticket for an evening of the Japanese Season)
Public : All ages
Duration : 75'
Author : Ryuichi Sakamoto avec Shiro Takatani et Satoshi Hama

Ryuichi Sakamoto presents a production combining sound installation and musical performance. The music is taken from his new album async (2017) together with new material. Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani (Dumb Type) are currently developing unique visuals and a site-specific acoustic installation. The “cinematographic” music echoes both the visuals and sounds from the original acoustic elements, plunging the viewer into a universe of quasi-meditative discovery.

A co-production with Le Lieu Unique in Nantes and the Japan Cultural Institute in Paris (MCJP).

Ryuichi Sakamoto made his debut in 1978 with his solo album Thousand Knives. In the same year, he co-founded the pioneering electronic music group Yellow Magic Orchestra – YMO (1978-1985). In 1983, Sakamoto composed the soundtrack of Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence by Nagisa Oshima. Since his debut, he has released more than a dozen solo albums, created installations exhibited in various museums throughout the world and composed music for more than thirty films including those of Bernardo Bertolucci, Pedro Almodóvar, Brian De Palma and more recently Alejandro González Iñárritu. Sakamoto was invited to act as artistic director for the exhibition Art & Music – search for a new Synesthesia at the Tokyo MOT (2012) and for the Sapporo International Art Festival (2014). His solo exhibitions include Forest symphony at the Yamaguchi Centre for Arts and Media YCAM (2013) and async at the Watari-Um Museum in Tokyo (2017). For several years, he has collaborated with artist Shiro Takatani from the collective Dumb Type, with whom, amongst other things, he produced the opera LIFE (1999) and composed the soundtrack for the installation Plankton (2016). He has also worked 48 Photo by Da Ping Luo © 2017, Courtesy of Park Avenue Armory Photomontage by Shiro Takatani with Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) for many years on numerous installations, performances and recordings. Since the 1990s, Sakamoto has been a staunch supporter of environmental conservation efforts and world peace, and since 2005 he has been actively working to achieve denuclearisation. After the 3/11 disaster in Japan, he became a strong voice of support for the victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima.

Shiro Takatani has been a founding member of the collective Dumb Type since 1984. He has produced numerous performances and multimedia installations and presents his work in theatres and museums around the world. In 1998, Takatani began a solo career alongside his work with Dumb Type. He recently created La Chambre Claire (2008) and CHROMA (2012). Camera Lucida, the first retrospective exhibition of his work, took place at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in 2013. His latest creation, ST / LL (2015), with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, will be presented at the New National Tokyo Theatre in February 2018.


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