• Ryuichi Sakamoto
  • raster-noton, kab, and guilty76 present - alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto "s" tour 2012
  • raster-noton, kab and guilty76 present - alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto "s" tour 2011
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto was born on January 17, 1952 in Tokyo, Japan. He was previously married to .

Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son (Original Soundtrack Album)


Special thanks to Robert Christgau for editing and arranging for this article. And thanks to Roger Trilling, former manager and close friend of Ryuichi Sakamoto, to whom I owe particular gratitude and was nice enough to do a personal interview.

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一, Sakamoto Ryūichi?, born January 17, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning Japanese musician, composer, record producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. He plays keyboards in the influential Japanese electropop band Yellow Magic Orchestra. His 1999 musical composition "Energy Flow", also known as the alternative title of the single disc Ura BTTB, is the first number-one instrumental single in Japan's Oricon charts history....


Official site for composer and musician Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto’s original version of the main theme to “Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence” is basically synth pop and Mahler’s Adagietto is around 12 minutes of intense swirling strings, but Wong successfully turns both into serene gems.