Global pioneer of electronic music, Oscar-winning composer and remarkable pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto released async, his latest album and first record since his 2014 diagnosis of throat cancer, early last year. The release sparked a new epoch in the 40-year career of Sakamoto, whose oeuvre ranges from surrealist pop to elegant soundtracks.
This new documentary starts with this present moment to traverse the many milestones of Sakamoto’s career in music, tracking his extraordinary creative process alongside his impact on social change.
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The screening of Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda on Thursday 5th July is introduced be Jasper Sharp and in partnership with Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, the new UK-wide film festival dedicated to screening some of the boldest, most daring, challenging, and striking films from the Asian and Pacific regions. The festival focuses particularly on underrepresented cinemas, from Azerbaijan to Vanuatu and everything in between.
Aperture launches in London with the first of a two-part programme, taking place 29 June-8 July, before touring various cities across the UK. The second part of the programme comes to London screens in September.
Jasper Sharp is an author, filmmaker and curator known for his work on Asian cinema. He is the co-‐founder of the Japanese film website Midnight Eye and co‐director of the documentary The Creeping Garden.