Sakamoto Tribute Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda [In-Person Only]
Thu May 25: 7.30pm PDT
Fri May 26: 7.30pm PDT
Sat May 27: 4.30pm PDT
$14 General Admission
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Stephen Nomura Schible
Japan & US
(Stephen Nomura Schible, Japan & US, 2017, 100 min, in English & Japanese with English subtitles)
For the final film in our brief tribute to the works of Ryuichi Sakamoto, we jump forward a full three decades, to a profile of an artist at work as intimate as anything that cinema has ever produced.
Coda conveys a quiet, reflective period in Sakamotos life following his cancer diagnosis. Much more than a simple retrospective of his work, the film plumbs the depths of Sakamotos exploratory, hyper-perceptive relationship with sound itself. We follow him on various deep-listening expeditions dangling a hydrophone into an icecap, playing a piano that survived the Fukushima nuclear disaster as he shapes his late-career masterpiece async, and are given a rare glimpse into a delicate, often endearingly mundane creative process.
Throughout a lifetime of sonic experimentation, Sakamoto sought out new tones, rhythms, and textures unique aural articulations of singular aspects of the world. His disposition to life, like this film, invites us to really contemplate sound; to listen closely for subtle complexities, and tune in to how they might speak to us, and what they might say.
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