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|Elephantism Honored by URTNA|
Ryuichi's insights about West Africa, ecological study of elephants (in Kenya),
and study of the history of the continent were beautifully laid out on
the DVD, ELEPHANTISM. This unusual work just received a special award
from URTNA (Union of National Radio & Television Organizations of Africa)
at their 4th annual festival held in Nairobi, Kenya on October 4th. This
award is designed to honor an audio/visual work about Africa that was created
by a foreign production.
|Sylvian UK Performance Features "World Citizen" Encore|
David Sylvian's 9/26 performance at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester featured
the first live performance of "World Citizen." The Guardian took note of
the special encore, calling World Citizen Sylvian's most "direct work" in
two decades. The full concert review is available online at the
|Alexei Download Available at Amazon|
For a limited time a free download of "The Fences"
from the Alexei and the Spring soundtrack is available at Amazon.com.
Grab it while you can in the Amazon
|Sakamoto and Sylvian Team for World Citizen|
In celebration of J-Wave radio's 15th Anniversary,
Ryuichi and David Sylvian recently got together in an NYC studio to record
their collaboration "World Citizen - I Won't be Disappointed." You can
get a sneak preview of the track, which also features contributions from
Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi from Sketch Show, during Radio Sakamoto
on J-Wave this Sunday, September 21st at 12:00 midnight in Japan. Check
http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/radiosakamoto/ for more details.
|Insensatez Remodel Available on iTunes|
M2/S' take on the Jobim classic Insensatez from A
Day in New York has been tweaked out and reborn as Insensatez (remodel
by alva noto). Alva Noto, a/k/a artist/musician Carsten Nicolai, was approached
by M2/S to create a special version of a track of his choice exclusively
for Apple's iTunes
online store, and the result is on sale now.
|A Day in New York Released in Japan this Week!|
A special version of A Day in New York will be released
only in Japan on July 24th. This version includes 16 tracks all recorded
on the same day in NYC and a video for Bim Bom. As a special bonus, this
version also includes alva noto's remodel of Insensatez! Here's the complete
Bonus: Bim Bom Video Clip
|Derrida & Alexei and the Spring Soundtracks Out Now|
| We've heard your many requests for the
music from Derrida and Alexei and the Spring to be made available outside
of Japan, and now both are on sale exclusively at sitesakamoto.com/store!
Derrida includes 29 tracks written for the film which were inspired by Jacques
Derrida and his writings. Alexei and the Spring also contains tons of previously
unreleased bonus material, and one track in particular that we know you'll
love - a special piano version of the ending theme! |
Check the store often, as we will be adding new items in the weeks ahead.
|Sakamoto Draws Inspiration from Kurosawa for PS2's "Seven Samurai 20XX"|
|Akira Kurosawa's "The Seven Samurai" is about to take on new life as a video game exclusively for PlayStation 2 this fall. With the blessing of Kurosawa's family, Sammy Corp. of Japan has announced the release of "Seven Samurai 20XX," based on the film. A game with a family tree like this needs killer animation and an epic score. Sammy Corp. turned to artist/designer Jean ''Moebius'' Giraud (Alien, The Abyss, The Fifth Element) for the design of the game's 100-plus characters, and Ryuichi Sakamoto for the Seven Samurai 20XX themes. ''We're trying to create a video game that is beautiful and lyric,'' Giraud says.|
|A Day in New York Out Now!|
| Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto's A Day in New
York is officially on sale now, and the rave reviews are already rolling
It's theoretically impossible to improve on perfection but Morelenbaum 2/Sakamoto does just that, with its second release, "A Day in New York." It's all as heavenly as a summer breeze and just as seductive. Read the Full Review
Even deprived of the Rio air, the music brims with lilting, lyrical charm on such international standards as "Desafinado" and "Insensatez." Artists the world over have made these songs ubiquitous, but in the hands of M2/S, they sound freshly minted. A bonus is a Portuguese version of Sakamoto's beautiful Jobim homage, "Tango." Read the Full Review
A Day in New York is available at a store near you now, or online at Amazon.com.
|M2/S Kicks Off A Day in New York Tour with an Evening at Carnegie Hall|
Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto reunites on June 14th with a performance as part of the
Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival's Tribute to Antonio Carlos Jobim and Stan Getz
at Carnegie Hall in New York. The evening features performances by Gal Costa,
Michael Feinstein, Scott Hamilton and an all-star band, which includes Cesar
Camargo Mariano, Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, and Mark Walker.
Tickets are on sale now, and are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, Carnegie Charge @ 212-247-7800, or online at www.carnegiehall.org . Tickets are $66, $56, $50, $30, & $18.
The group sticks around NYC for a few days with a return to Joe's Pub for two special shows at 7:00 and 9:00 PM on June 15th, and then ventures out to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for their last stateside performance at Warsaw on the 16th before heading out on an extensive European tour. Complete tour and ticket information will be announced shortly!
|Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto return with "A Day in New York"|
| After touring the world in support their
release of Casa, Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto, joined by guitarist Luiz Brasil and
percussionist Marcelo Costa, discovered that they had reached a new level of
collaboration in Jobim’s music. The Casa tour was scheduled to end with a
performance at the renovated Winter Garden at New York’s World Financial Center
on November 6, 2002, but no one wanted the dream to end so soon. The next day
the group got together one last time before going their separate ways to record
their live set, capturing the experience of the tour and new insights into the
music. They’re all thrilled to have the opportunity to share the result of what
transpired on November 7, 2002 with you….A Day in New York.
A Day in New York will be released worldwide (except Japan) by Sony Classical on May 27th. Please visit www.adayinnyc.com for the latest info, and stay tuned for summer tour date announcements!
|Alexei and the Spring Screens at Tribeca Film Festival|
|The Sakamoto-scored "Alexei & the Spring" returns to NYC with screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival. You can catch Alexei at the UNITED ARTISTS THEATERS (UA 1-16), located at 102 North End Avenue (enter on Vesey Street between North End & West Side Hwy) on Wednesday, May 7th at 4:15 PM in UA 2 and on Friday, May 9th at 3:30 PM, also in UA 2. Tickets are $10.00, and are available at the walk-up box office, or by calling (866) 265-TIXX. For additional information, please visit www.tribecafilmfestival.com|
|M2/S Merch and CDs Now Available|
| Just in time for spring, Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto sweats and t's are now
available in our online store. These 100% hemp items feature the official
"Casa" tour logo. We now have CDs available in the store as well! Stay
tuned for more important information about Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto in the
The siteSakamoto store is located at http://www.sitesakamoto.com/store/
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