In 1978, Ryuichi Sakamoto was a founding member of the electronic band Yellow Magic Orchestra; that same year, he released the solo album The Thousand Knives of Ryuichi Sakamoto.
His film soundtracks have won numerous awards, among which are an Academy Award (for The Last Emperor) two Golden Globes, a Grammy and a British Film Academy Award, in addition to several Japanese awards for his most famous score, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. Since 3/11 in Japan, Sakamoto has been deeply involved in helping the victims of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, launching three charity organisations, kizunaworld, LIFE311 and School Music Revival.
This person is part of Sharjah Biennial 11
This catalogue accompanied Sharjah Biennial 11.