Ryuichi Sakamoto Lives on in New Combined Actuality Live performance at The Shed

The lack of Ryuichi Sakamoto is one that can haven’t any substitute. His impression was not solely felt throughout digital music and Metropolis Pop, but in addition on the earth of movie and environmental activism. For individuals who had been unable to witness a efficiency of his reside, The Shed in New York will unveil a singular listening expertise showcasing the legendary Japanese musician and composer in combined actuality.

Made in collaboration with director Todd Eckert, Tin Drum and the Manchester Worldwide Competition, KAGAMI (“mirror” in Japanese) presents a brand new kind of live performance, the place guests are given optically clear units to witness a digital Sakamato performing 10 emphatic tracks. The music will vary a few of his classics, reminiscent of “Power Stream” and “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”, in addition to lesser heard tunes — all of which will probably be complemented by artwork that matches the music. The 80-seat live performance will permit audiences to expertise the efficiency whereas of their seat or freely across the grounds, strolling with and round one another.

It will solely make sense {that a} pioneer like Sakamoto would spearhead one of many first combined actuality concert events of its type. Earlier this yr, he shared his ideas on the venture:

“There’s, in actuality, a digital me.
This digital me is not going to age, and can proceed to play the piano for years, many years, centuries.
Will there be people then?
Will the squids that can conquer the earth after humanity hearken to me?
What is going to pianos be to them?
What about music?
Will there be empathy there?

Empathy that spans a whole lot of hundreds of years.
Ah, however the batteries gained’t final that lengthy.”

KAGAMI will first happen at The Shed‘s Griffin Theater from June 7 to July 2, 2023; adopted by a exhibiting on the 2023 Manchester Worldwide Competition within the UK, persevering with in 2024 on the Sydney Opera Home and Huge Ears Competition in Tennessee.

Elsewhere, we sat down with Austin Lee for the newest Hypeart Visits.

The Shed
545 W thirtieth Road
New York, NY 10001

Originally posted 2023-05-18 02:15:46.


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