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Announcing the world-wide release of "CINEMAGE" in 1999
Featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto's most unforgettable film scores and the previously unreleased music from the 1992 Olympics Available worldwide (ex-Japan) on Sony Classical In stores - soon

11/12 Ryuichi Sakamoto makes his first solo piano performance outside of Japan
as part of the DIVX Soundtrack Festival 1998 @ the Knitting Factory, NY. For ticket and show information check out the official Knitting Factory and DIVX Soundtrack Festival 1998 websites.

11/4 GIANT STEP presents Ryuichi Sakamoto Live in New York City
with an ALLSTAR CAST : ColdCut, DJ Krush, Talvin Singh, DJ Spooky, Mix Master Mike, Neotropic, Badawi, We, DJ Wagon Christ, DJ Prince Paul & Automator - along with a DJ Tag Team - Tipsy with Mix Master Mike, Rob Swift and Dujeous with MC's Large Professor, Sy-nade, and MC gud Tymes @ THE ROXY.

515 West 18th Street
$20 advance
8pm - 4 am
21 + only with photo i.d
Tickets @ Other Music, Etherea, Throb and Satellite
and Ticketmaster
Ltd Number of tickets
Tickets are on sale now

12/7 - 13 Ryuichi Sakamoto Live "SKMTPBTTBMPD98"
at Modapolitica,Minami-Aoyama,Tokyo,Japan
All standing
Price : 10,000 yen

Open & Start:
12/7(Mon) - 10(Thu):18:30
12/11(Fri):18:30 & 21:30 (Performance twice)
12/12(Sat) - 13(Sun):17:00 & 20:30 (Performance twice)

Ticket Information: General sale : 11/1 start
Disk Garage : 03-5436-9600
Ticket Pia : 03-5237-9999

11/26 the release of "BTTB" (Limited Edition of 50,000 copies)
Sakamoto's new solo piano album
Available only in Japan (Warner Music Japan)
(*the package includes a floppy disc of the MIDI data and copies of the scores)

11/26 the release of "Aquascape"
A new album by Miu Sakamoto
Available only in Japan (Warner Music Japan)
Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto featuring Sugizo/Luna Sea

Love Is The Devil

8/7 announcing the worldwide release of Snake Eyes
a new thriller by Brian ("Scarface" director) De Palma featuring Nicolas Cage and Gary Sinise.
Original score written, performed and composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto
8/4 the worldwide release of the Snake Eyes Soundtrack on Hollywood Records

The release of "Ryuichi Sakamoto: Conversazioni" by Massimo Milano
A book of extended interviews with Sakamoto
Available in Italy in Italian only (at this time)
To order: contact ARCANA EDITRICE

c/o Aries Group s.r.l.
Via Makallo^M 97/1
35100 Padova
Ph: +39 (49) 871-2477
Fx: +39 (49) 871-3851
e-mail: <luisema@tin.it>, <mariorib@tin.it>

Limited Edition Discord remix CD
Visit : http://www.the-ird.com/
and print out a coupon for a free CD (this offer is only good in the US for the month of June 98)

6/1 - 6 Chris Minh Doky Live @ Blue Note Tokyo (featuring Randy Brecker on Trumpet)
Celebrate the Solo Debut of the other half of The Doky Brothers (Chris has already a huge fan base in Japan since performing with Ryuichi Sakamoto on Sakamoto's '95 Japan Tour, "D&L") [Show, Venue & Ticket Information ] ---->http://www.bluenote.co.jp/reco/r-minh.html

[Show & Venue Information]
6/1 - 6/6 1998
at Blue Note Tokyo (http://www.bluenote.co.jp)
Show time(s): 7:00pm or 9:00pm (each night)
Price: 8,000yen

Charge by Phone:
Blue Note Tokyo: 03-3407-5781
Ticket Pia: 03-5237-9999
Ticket Saison: 03-3250-9999

4/22 the release of THE VERY BEST OF GUT YEARS 1994-1997
a compilation CD of the greates hits from gut/For Life Records
new cd (gut/For Life Records:FLCG-3035)
available only in Japan

3/28 the release of THE GREATEST
a compilation CD of the greatest hits of Ryuichi Sakamoto
new cd (Toshiba EMI Japan: VJCP-51051)
available only in Japan

3/16 RE LAUNCH - Sakamoto's DJ performance @ Life

3/10 updated Liberte

2/11 Ryuichi Sakamoto "DISCORD Live" @ World Financial Center Winter Garden, NYC(West St. btwn Vesey & Liberty Streets)
from 8pm
Sponsored by Giorgio Armani
in conjunction with N2k/Classical Insites


8:00 PM Ryuichi Sakamoto and DJ Spooky
8:30 PM Sakamoto, DJ Spooky joined by orchestra (featuring the Electra String Quartet) and avant-jazz guitarist David Torn to perform "Untitled 01" - celebrating the music which comprises Sakamoto's new CD being released worldwide on SONY Classical February 10 an remix EP from Ninja Tune.

As part of the ongoing exhibit "Mechanical Marvels: Invention in the Age of Leonardo", this special performance commemorates the continuation of the Age Of Invention into the 21st century, as the latest in Internet technology enables an audience around the world to participate in a live Sakamoto performance.

Live via the Internet, "Discord Live" will allow the Internet audience to applaud by keying the "f" key on their computers. Also, those with MIDI-compatible computers and keyboards will be able to hook directly into Sakamoto's piano MIDI signal, allowing him to "play" their computer or instruments as he plays live at the Winter Garden in New York.


For those wishing to attend the performance-- a limited number of tickets will be available free of charge at the Winter Garden on the day of the performance only from 4-7pm. Admission to the performance will be closed promptly at 8 PM, and there will be no admission after that point.

2/10 the release of DISCORD
Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto
CD-E forPC Windows & MAC (Sony Classical: SK 62121) available worldwide (in Japan available on For Life/gut) featuring the composition,"Untitled 01" by Ryuichi Sakamoto performed in 1/97 at Yokohama Arena, Japan. composed by Ryuichi Sakamoto conducted by Yutaka Sado performed by "The Orchestra" led by Fuminori Shinozaki, David Torn, DJ Spooky and Ryuichi Sakamoto on piano
To preorder discord

1/22 A KCRW feature on Sakamoto

1/14 the release of Anger/Grief Ryuichi Sakamoto
remixes by Amon Tobim, Talvin Singh, Rare Force and Chocolate Weasel cd (zen cds67) & vinyl (zen 1267 vinyl) available worldwide (Ninja Tune)


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