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November 3, 2010
Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. When: Friday, 8 p.m. Price: $40 (sold out) Info: http://www.theelrey.com
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Where: El Rey Theatre, 5515 Wilshire Blvd. When: Friday, 8 p.m. Price: $40 (sold out) Info: http://www.theelrey.com
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November 3, 2010 | By John Payne, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Music and noise, art and politics, sound and vision: Composer, musician, occasional actor and environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto says we're living in a world in dire need of reconciliation. Sakamoto, who performs at El Rey on Friday, is best known as the founding member of Japan's genre-defining techno- pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra who went on to great acclaim as the composer of film scores including "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," "The Sheltering Sky," "The Last Emperor," "High Heels" and many others.
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November 3, 2010 | By John Payne, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Music and noise, art and politics, sound and vision: Composer, musician, occasional actor and environmental activist Ryuichi Sakamoto says we're living in a world in dire need of reconciliation. Sakamoto, who performs at El Rey on Friday, is best known as the founding member of Japan's genre-defining techno- pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra who went on to great acclaim as the composer of film scores including "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence," "The Sheltering Sky," "The Last Emperor," "High Heels" and many others.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Seated in a Hollywood hotel suite, Ryuichi Sakamoto is stylishly attired in black and surrounded by such wonders of modern technology as a portable electronic keyboard and a pocket-size compact-disc player--to the Western eye, at least, the very embodiment of contemporary Japanese culture. It's an image affirmed by much of Sakamoto's history.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
It looked as if the United Nations was in session Tuesday at the Wiltern Theatre. On the right of the stage was a trio of doll-like Okinawan singers, a koto player and an Indian tabla player; on the left a rock band featuring a funk/metal bass-guitar team and a soulful American R & B singer. This stunningly lit tableau was part of the 11-piece band assembled by Japanese composer-keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto as a showcase for his unique blend of musics from around the world.
MAGAZINE
June 21, 1992 | LEWIS BEALE, Lewis Beale is a journalist based in Washington. His last article for this magazine was a profile of novelist Haruki Murakami
DINGY AND CRAMPED, UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS is located on the 10th floor of a corner building overlooking New York's Broadway. On the streets outside, tourists are bustling to catch the curtain of "The Will Rogers Follies," while hustlers of all sexes prowl for marks, and strollers check out the cheap electronics stores, porno parlors and giant neon signs that define the Great White Way. Inside Unique's Studio C, the swarm of humanity below does not exist.
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March 18, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER
Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto spent the first quarter of his two-hour set Thursday at the Palace experimenting with various prerecorded sound samples. The result--a swirling collage of bells, English and German narrations as well as various industrial noises--was scattered at best. Such a lackluster beginning was baffling considering Sakamoto's pedigree.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you've heard any Brazilian music in the past few years, it's a fair bet that you've experienced the work of Jacques Morelenbaum, as either a cellist, an arranger-orchestrator or a producer. A minimal list of the artists he's assisted includes Marisa Monte, Cesaria Evora, Chico Buarque, Carlinhos Brown, Gal Costa, Simone and Joao Bosco. He has, in addition, participated in Grammy-winning albums by Caetano Veloso and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
NEWS
July 18, 2002
* Jimi Hendrix, "Proud Love" * Prince, "1999" * Jose Jose, "25 Clasicos de Jose Jose" * Ryuichi Sakamoto, "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" Hall & Oates, "Rock and Soul, Part 1" * Quetzal's 5 Favorite Albums * The Beatles, "Sgt.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you've heard any Brazilian music in the past few years, it's a fair bet that you've experienced the work of Jacques Morelenbaum, as either a cellist, an arranger-orchestrator or a producer. A minimal list of the artists he's assisted includes Marisa Monte, Cesaria Evora, Chico Buarque, Carlinhos Brown, Gal Costa, Simone and Joao Bosco. He has, in addition, participated in Grammy-winning albums by Caetano Veloso and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2000 | ERNESTO LECHNER
Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto spent the first quarter of his two-hour set Thursday at the Palace experimenting with various prerecorded sound samples. The result--a swirling collage of bells, English and German narrations as well as various industrial noises--was scattered at best. Such a lackluster beginning was baffling considering Sakamoto's pedigree.
MAGAZINE
June 21, 1992 | LEWIS BEALE, Lewis Beale is a journalist based in Washington. His last article for this magazine was a profile of novelist Haruki Murakami
DINGY AND CRAMPED, UNIQUE RECORDING STUDIOS is located on the 10th floor of a corner building overlooking New York's Broadway. On the streets outside, tourists are bustling to catch the curtain of "The Will Rogers Follies," while hustlers of all sexes prowl for marks, and strollers check out the cheap electronics stores, porno parlors and giant neon signs that define the Great White Way. Inside Unique's Studio C, the swarm of humanity below does not exist.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
It looked as if the United Nations was in session Tuesday at the Wiltern Theatre. On the right of the stage was a trio of doll-like Okinawan singers, a koto player and an Indian tabla player; on the left a rock band featuring a funk/metal bass-guitar team and a soulful American R & B singer. This stunningly lit tableau was part of the 11-piece band assembled by Japanese composer-keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto as a showcase for his unique blend of musics from around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1988 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Seated in a Hollywood hotel suite, Ryuichi Sakamoto is stylishly attired in black and surrounded by such wonders of modern technology as a portable electronic keyboard and a pocket-size compact-disc player--to the Western eye, at least, the very embodiment of contemporary Japanese culture. It's an image affirmed by much of Sakamoto's history.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2000 | RICHARD CROMELIN
* Tickets go on sale Saturday for Filter's March 3 concert, featuring Richard Patrick, right, at the Hollywood Palladium. . . . Peter Murphy will be at the Sun Theatre on March 1, with tickets available Sunday. . . . Tickets go on sale today for a performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto on March 16 at the El Rey Theatre. . . . Coming to the Glass House in Pomona: Home Grown on Feb. 28, Machinehead on March 6 and the Mr. T Experience on March 11. . . .
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 1990 | DON HECKMAN
When composer/actor/pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto was writing portions of the score of "The Last Emperor," director Bernardo Bertolucci kept telling him to give it "more feeling." Bertolucci should have been around for Sakamoto's performance at the Palace on Monday to offer similar advice. Sakamoto's eight-piece ensemble devoted most of the program to a reading of the music from his new album "Beauty."
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