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Babel Takes Best Score @ Oscars
Congratulations to Gustavo Santaolalla who took home an Academy Award last night for his score for Babel.


Babel, The Departed Take ACE Eddie Awards
Babel editors Stephen Mirrione and Douglas Crise tied with The Departed editor Thelma Schoonmaker for Best Edited Feature Film (drama) at Sunday's American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards, held in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

For only the second time in the 57-year history of the ACE Eddie Awards, two films have tied for Best Edited Feature Film (Drama). The last time two films tied in a feature category was 1989 when Rain Man tied with Mississippi Burning.

The Best Edited Feature Film/Comedy or Musical winner was Virginia Katz for her work on Dreamgirls. The documentary nod went to Jay Cassidy and Dan Swietlik for An Inconvenient Truth.


"LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ..." at YCAM
Ryuichi Sakamoto+Shiro Takatani present "LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ...", featuring a special opening event laptop concert on Saturday March 10th at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM) in Yamaguchi, Japan. The opening will be followed by a special artist talk with Sakamoto and Takatani on March 11th.

After the opening, "LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ..." can be experienced daily at YCAM through Monday, May 28th (closed Tuesdays) from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

About Shiro Takatani: Based in Kyoto, Japan. Image Creator. Joined Dumb Type as one of its founders in 1984, and has been involved especially in the group's visual and technical aspects. In his solo activities, Takatani participated in a municipal project of Groningen, Holland (artistic director: Daniel Libeskind), in collaboration with Akira Asada in 1990. Takatani created images for the collaboration concert °»Dangerous Visions°… with Art Zoyd and the National Orchestra of Lille in March 1998. He did visual direction for Ryuichi Sakamoto's opera °»LIFE°… in September 1999. He released the solo video installation work °»frost frames°… 1998, °»optical flat°… 2000. Also, he created the video installation piece °»IRIS°… collaborated with Fujiko Nakaya, a fog sculptor, for the Valencia Biennial in 2001. Commissioned by the Natural History Museum of Latvia in Riga, for the exhibition "Conversations with Snow and Ice", his installation was presented in November-December 2005, as part of a retrospective of the works of the snow and ice scientist Ukichiro Nakaya (1900-1962). In 2006, under the auspices of the Japan Foundation's 2006 Australia-Japan Exchange Project "Rapt! 20 contemporary artists from Japan," he was selected for a one-month artist residency in Australia and exhibit in Melbourne.

Ticket information for "LIFE - fluid, invisible, inaudible ...":
Date: March 10(Sat), 2007, 19:00-20:20
Admission: "any" ycam members/1500yen, all others/2000yen
Tickets on sale:
"any"members : from February 12(Mon)
others : from February 18(Sun)
Box Office:+81-83-920-6111
"Rawson Ticket"(only in Japan): 0570-084-006_ L-code:63507
Please contact the Box Office to reserve your seat(s).
TEL:+81-83-920-6111(Box Office hours, Wedenesday - Monday, 10 a.m.- 19 p.m. )

Artist Talk:Ryuichi Sakamoto_Shiro Takatani
Date: March 11(Sun), 2007_14:00-15:30
Venue: Foyer
Admission: Free
Moderator: Akira Asada

Date: March 10 (Sat) - May 28 (Mon), 2007
Note: Closed Tuesdays
Time: 12:00 - 20:00 (3/10 until 17:00)
Venue: Studio A
Admission: Free

Organized by Yamaguchi City Foundation for Cultural Promotion
Supported by Yamaguchi City, the Board of Education of Yamaguchi City
Sponsored by Ballad co.,ltd.
Co-sponsored by Agency for Cultural Affairs
In Cooperation with commmons, Kab America Inc., Kab Inc.
Produced by Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media


Babel Wins Best Score BAFTA
Babel recently won the THE ANTHONY ASQUITH AWARD for Achievement in Film Music at the 2007 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAS) for the original score composed by Gustavo Santaolalla. In additional to Santaolalla's score, Babel also prominently features several Sakamoto compositions, including Bibo no Aozora in the film's closing scenes. The road to the Oscars continues for Babel...


chain-music Update Now Available
Sakamoto°«s chain-music project has just been updated with a contribution from agf. The piece can be heard in its entirety here. To date, 22 artists have made a contribution to chain-music:

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono, Towa Tei, Atom Heart, Ryoji Ikeda, Carsten Nicolai, David Sylvian, Mika (Pan Sonic), Thomas Knak, Cornelius, moOg Yamamoto, Christan Fennesz, Paul D. Miller (a/k/a DJ Spooky TSK), Daniel Bernard Roumain, Hector Zazou, mukul, Taylor Deupree, Christopher Willits, groopies, O.Lamm, sutekh, agf, and more to follow!

For those of you visiting chain-music for the first time, visit this page to read Sakamoto's notion for all of the background information about the launch of the chain-music project.


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