Ryuichi Sakamoto, Taylor Deupree, Joseph Branciforte, Theo Bleckmann

Pioneering electronic musician, composer, and pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto is joined by fellow sonic adventurers Taylor Deupree, Joseph Branciforte, and Theo Bleckmann for an expansive set exploring the outer reaches of sound, emotion, and ambience.

Mr. Sakamoto is a shapeshifting musical icon, revered the world over for his numerous solo albums, film scores, and collaborations with artists ranging from David Sylvian and Brian Wilson to Christian Fennesz and Alva Noto. For this concert, Mr. Sakamoto is joined by three similarly daring musicians. Taylor Deupree, an accomplished electronic musician whose work emphasizes a hybrid of natural sounds, technological mediation, and a deep attention to stillness, sound artist and producer Joseph Branciforte, known for his studio work with artists on the cutting edge of jazz, and Grammy-nominated vocalist and aural wonder Theo Bleckmann.

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