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Brooklyn, NY

Bang on a Can All-Stars play Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1996 (live premiere)

Time and Location

May 3rd, 8pm
Roulette Intermedium
Brooklyn, NY


Ryuichi Sakamoto “was arguably the best-known and most successful Japanese musician in the world.” (Peter Tasker, Nikkei Asia) He won an Oscar for his soundtrack to Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” and several Golden Globes and Grammy awards and nominations for other films. In 1992, he scored the opening ceremony of the Barcelona Olympics, conducting the orchestra while a billion people watched.

Sakamoto’s film scores are renowned for their diversity and sensitivity and now the Bang on a Call All-Stars realize their own new live arrangements of the album 1996 — which includes an incredible selection of many of Sakamoto’s most well-known tracks.

The Bang on a Can All-Stars play Ryuichi Sakamoto is an exploration, a tribute, a celebration.

For more information and tickets, please visit: Ryuichi Sakamoto

This event is supported through the JFNY Grant for Arts and Culture.

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