Legendary Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is coming to Singapore.
Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, singer, producer and composer, who has gone on to further this resume with the likes of being an activist, an actor, writer and dancer. With a prolific career spanning over four decades, it's nearly impossible to ignore his contributions and impact on music.
Ryuichi started his career in the early '70s, when he co-founded the Japanese electronic trio Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO). Along with his two band mates, Ryuichi's involvement in YMO helped pioneer the synth-wave, house and techno genres, especially in Asia. Since then, Ryuichi has gone on to dabble in all sorts of genres, ranging from electronic to classical and world music. He was approached to compose an original theme for the 1993 Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony. Ryuichi has since been awarded several esteemed awards for his music, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Grammy and two Golden Globe Awards.
Now, Sakamoto is bringing his Fragments concert to Singapore for a one-night-only showcase as part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). The concert will take place at the esteemed Esplanade Theatre.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Fragments with Shiro Takatani will take place on 28 May, 8pm at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for $150. Get your tickets here.