JP - Warner Music
Ryuichi Sakamoto has made a career of crossing musical and technological boundaries. Sakamoto has experimented with, and excelled in many different musical styles, making a name for himself in popular, orchestral, and film music. Never one to be satisfied with the status quo, Sakamoto continues to push the limits of his artistry, fusing genres, styles, and technologies for the first time to create new and exciting directions in musical expression.
Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose musical interests ranged from the Beatles to Beethoven, began studied music composition, worked as a composer, an arranger and a studio musician with Japan’s most popular rock, jazz, and classical artists, and within a few years, he became a noted producer, arranger and keyboardist.
He composed movie soundtracks for directors like Bertolucci (The Last Emperor, The Sheltering Sky, Little Buddha), Oliver Stone (Wild Palms), Pedro Almodovar (High Heels), and Brian De Palma twice (Snake Eyes, Femme Fatale).