Japanese composer and electronic music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto has died at the age of 71.… Read More Ryuichi Sakamoto Dead At 71
This video captures a live performance of Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Andata.… Read More Ryuichi Sakamoto – Andata (Live Cover)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y8BzEILdDw The Fairlight CMI (Computer Musical Instrument) is a digital sampling synthesizer, designed in 1979 by the founders of Fairlight, Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie. The Fairlight CMI was one of the defining keyboards of the early 1980s and competed in the market with the Synclavier from New England Digital. Influential users included Peter Gabriel,… Read More 10 Videos About The Amazing Fairlight CMI
When they’re not saving the world, Yellow Magic Orchestra, find time to play synths in caveman outfits and throw back a few Kirin beers.
Pioneering synthpop band Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) members Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Ryuichi Sakamoto have re-formed to help the Live Earth cause to raise awareness of global warming, with a special performance from Kyoto, Japan on 7.7.07. Live Earth will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents… Read More Yellow Magic Orchestra Reunite
Kraftwerk have joined in to support Ryuichi Sakamoto’s Stop-Rokkasho project by offering a free download of their track “RADIOACTIVITY” recorded live at Warszawa Sala Kongresowa. The Rokkasho-mura reprocessing plant in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture opened for testing on March 31st, 2006. Less than two weeks later, radioactive water containing plutonium and uranium spilled inside the plant.… Read More Free Music From Kraftwerk
March 04: It’s free electronic music month at Synthtopia. All month long, we’re going to help you kick the RIAA habit by highlighting great electronic music that’s available for free on the Internet. Today we’re highlighting YMO’s Ryuichi Sakamoto and his Stop Rokkasho project. The Rokkasho-mura reprocessing plant in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture opened for testing… Read More Save The World; Get Free Music!
Ryuichi Sakamoto sends word about a YMO update, his podcast and a new score he’s working on. YMO Reunion The original members of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) were back together in Japan recently to celebrate the launch of the group’s first ever song being available for sale by download. Many obstacles have kept the group’s… Read More Ryuichi Sakamoto & Yellow Magic Orchestra Update
Electronica artist Ryuichi Sakamoto has created a new sound installation entitled Sonic Mandala for The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama, which opened to the public on Sunday, June 11th at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History at the University of California Los Angeles, and runs through September 6th. The Missing Peace is a… Read More Ryuichi Sakamoto Joins Dalai Lama in Quest for Peace