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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus, dir. Neo Sora, Japan 2024, 103 min.

20 pieces, 5 decades, 1 performance. Ryuichi Sakamoto: Opus features award-winning music from Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and The Last Emperor, amongst other seminal scores and piano compositions, in his last performance.

On March 28th, 2023, legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away after his struggle against cancer. In the years leading up to his death, Sakamoto could no longer perform live. Despite this, in late 2022, Sakamoto mustered all his energy to leave the world with one final performance: a concert film, featuring just him and his piano. 

Curated by Sakamoto himself and presented in his chosen order, the twenty pieces performed in the film wordlessly narrate his life through his music. The selection spans his entire career, from his popstar Yellow Magic Orchestra period, to his magnificent Bertolucci film scores, to music from his meditative final album, 12. Intimately filmed in a space he knew well, surrounded by his most trusted collaborators, Sakamoto bares his soul through his music, knowing this may be the last time that he can present his art. 
08:50 pm
Fri, 29 Mar 2024
Cinema 2
08:40 pm
Sat, 30 Mar 2024
Cinema 2
08:40 pm
Sun, 31 Mar 2024
Cinema 2
08:40 pm
Tue, 02 Apr 2024
Cinema 1
08:45 pm
Wed, 03 Apr 2024
Cinema 2
09:15 pm
Thu, 04 Apr 2024
Cinema 2
12:15 pm
Sun, 07 Apr 2024
Cinema 1
04:05 pm
Tue, 09 Apr 2024
Cinema 2
02:00 pm
Fri, 12 Apr 2024
Cinema 2

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