A founding member of the influential Japanese digital music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto was revered as a pioneer of the style.
Ryuichi Sakamoto, a world-renowned composer and digital music producer, has died on the age of 71.
Sakamoto died on March twenty eighth after a battle with most cancers, in response to a press release revealed on his web site over the weekend. “We wish to share one in all Sakamoto’s favourite quotes,” the assertion reads. “‘Ars longa, vita brevis.’ Artwork is lengthy, life is brief.”
Revered for his pioneering work as a founding member of the influential Japanese digital music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto had been identified with most cancers twice within the span of a decade. He was reportedly identified with throat most cancers in 2014 earlier than the illness went into remission, however revealed he had rectal most cancers in 2021.
Sakamoto’s spellbinding music is prevalently credited as a seminal affect on early techno and synthpop. The Oscar-winning composer was a Renaissance man who collaborated with legends like David Bowie, Thomas Dolby, Iggy Pop and Bernardo Bertolucci.
The late Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Grammy-nominated digital music producer TOKiMONSTA took to social media to share a touching tribute to Sakamoto, a “visionary artist” with whom she collaborated on 2012’s “ODAKIAS.”
“Spending time with [Sakamoto] IRL was all the time a deal with and he had an exquisite no nonsense humorousness,” she wrote. “I devoted a music to him whereas he was properly and I am glad I did—so he knew how a lot I appreciated him and can accomplish that till it is my time. Farewell Ryuichi, I hope you are making the weirdest, coolest, most lovely music in your subsequent life.”
Many extra tributes poured in from the likes of Flying Lotus, The Glitch Mob and Madeon, amongst others. You may learn them beneath.
We at EDM.com specific our honest condolences to the household, followers, mates and family members of Ryuichi Sakamoto.