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With Ryuichi Sakamoto

Mary Anne speaks to Ryuichi Sakamoto about his childhood in Japan, his experiences at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and his memories of Yellow Magic Orchestra.

Mary Anne speaks to acclaimed composer and experimental musician Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Sakamoto opens up about his childhood in Japan, his experiences at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, his memories of Yellow Magic Orchestra, and much, much more...

Sakamoto released his latest albums 'async' and 'async: remodels' in 2017, following four decades of work that has spanned multiple genres, and has seen him compose over thirty film scores.

His work has been awarded two Golden Globes, a Grammy, an Academy Award, the Order of the Cavaleiro Admissão from the government of Brazil, and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the government of France.

3 hours

Music Played

  • The Isley Brothers

    Take Me To The Next Phase, Part 1

  • Death Cab for Cutie

    Gold Rush

    • Atlantic.
  • Juliana Barwick & Rafael Anton Irisarri


  • Kraftwerk

    Tour De France

    • CD SINGLE.
    • EMI.
    • 1.
  • Spiritualized

    I'm Your Man

    • Bella Union.
  • Amy Winehouse


  • The Paragons

    The Tide Is High

    • Island.
  • Baz Luhrmann

    Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

    • EMI Records Limited.
  • Jon Hopkins

    Everything Connected

  • John Grant

    Pale Green Ghosts

    • Bella Union.
  • Imarhan


    • City Slang.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Not Fade Away

  • Charlotte Day Wilson

    Nothing New

  • Michael Jackson

    Wanna Be Startin' Something

    • The Essential Michael Jackson.
    • Epic.
    • 7.
  • Superorganism

    Night Time

    • Domino.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Childhood

    • Yellow Magic Orchestra


      • A&M Records.
  • Stevie Wonder

    You Haven't Done Nothin'

    • Motown.
  • Peaches


    • XL.
  • Nine Inch Nails

    God Break Down The Door

    • Caroline International.
  • Gaz Coombes

    Wounded Egos

    • Hot Fruit Recordings/Caroline International.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Studies & John Cage

    • David Bowie

      TVC 15

      • EMI.
  • Florence + the Machine


    • Virgin EMI.
  • Origin Unknown

    Valley Of The Shadows

    • Moving Shadow Ltd.
  • Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

    (Love Is Like A) Heatwave

    • Motown.
  • White Denim


    • City Slang.
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Bowie, Dalai Lama & Happiness

    • Ryuichi Sakamoto

      Life, Life (Andy Stott remodel)

      • Milan Music.
  • The Beach Boys

    Heroes And Villains

    • Capitol.
  • David Byrne

    Gasoline And Dirty Sheets

    • Nonesuch.
  • Sunriser

    • Daniel Avery

      Quick Eternity

      • White label.
  • Big Boi


    • CD SINGLE.
    • MERCURY.
    • 1.
  • Anna Calvi

    Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy

    • Domino.
  • Steel Pulse

    Prodigal Son

    • Mango.
  • Manic Street Preachers

    Hold Me Like A Heaven

    • Columbia.
  • Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs


    • White.
  • Elastica


    • SESSION.
  • Bow Wow Wow

    I Want Candy

    • RCA.