Stephen Nomura Schible’s concert film Ryuichi Sakamoto PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK: async has been invited to participate in the Berlinale Special program at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival that begins Feb. 15.
The film is a live recording of the shows held at the Park Avenue Armory in New York in April 2017, commemorating the release of <a href=”/music/ryuichi-sakamoto”>Ryuichi Sakamoto</a>’s async, his first studio album in eight years.
Only 200 people were fortunate to witness the two-night event that featured the award-winning musician, composer and music producer making spontaneous, “asynchronous” music with various instruments and items such as sheets of glass under the concept of creating a soundtrack for an imaginary film by Andrei Tarkovsky.
The film captures the music, which Sakamoto admits he loved so much that he “didn’t want anyone to hear it,” in 5.1 channel surround sound so that viewers may experience it as if they are actually there.
Schible’s <a href=”/articles/news/international/7973944/watch-trailer-ryuichi-sakamoto-coda-documentary”>Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda</a>, the documentary chronicling five years of the award-winning artist’s life and creative output, was premiered out of competition to favorable reviews at last year’s 74th Venice International Film Festival.
Ryuichi Sakamoto PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK: async was released in selected Japanese theaters Saturday (Jan. 27).
Watch the PERFORMANCE IN NEW YORK: async trailer:
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