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EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the world's most influential electronic musicians and beloved film composers, Japanese innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto began his career in the '70s with the pioneering synth-pop group Yellow Magic Orchestra. By the time YMO split in 1984, Sakamoto had already launched his solo career. Trained as a pianist, the prolific Sakamoto has explored opera, jazz, rock, electronic pop, and much more. He won an Oscar in 1987 for scoring The Last Emperor, and he's frequently collaborated with art-rock and electronica mavericks like David Sylvian, Christian Fennesz, and Carsten Nicolai.

EDITORS’ NOTES

One of the world's most influential electronic musicians and beloved film composers, Japanese innovator Ryuichi Sakamoto began his career in the '70s with the pioneering synth-pop group Yellow Magic Orchestra. By the time YMO split in 1984, Sakamoto had already launched his solo career. Trained as a pianist, the prolific Sakamoto has explored opera, jazz, rock, electronic pop, and much more. He won an Oscar in 1987 for scoring The Last Emperor, and he's frequently collaborated with art-rock and electronica mavericks like David Sylvian, Christian Fennesz, and Carsten Nicolai.

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