Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

TACAW and Aspen Film present

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Mon · September 17, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 Aspen Film Members - $11 in advance - $14 day of

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
The Arts Campus at Willits and Aspen Film have partnered to bring cinema that celebrates dance, art, and music to the Roaring Fork Valley. Dance, Art, & Music (DAM) Films showcase great performances, performers, musicians, and artists with acclaimed documentaries and compelling feature films. DAM Films screen on Monday nights.

From his start pioneering synth pop music with his band, Yellow Magic Orchestra, in the late ’ 70s to winning an Oscar for his score for The Last Emperor in 1988, Ryuichi Sakamoto quickly established himself as one of the most original and intuitive composers of his generation. But, never content to rest on his laurels, Sakamoto's life journey eventually led him to find musical inspiration in the unlikeliest of places: the Fukushima nuclear disaster and a personal battle with cancer, both of which gave way to a late-life shift in his artistic process.

With Coda, Stephen Nomura Schible crafts a portrait of the artist as an ageless man, one who can turn the worst news into the most refined and purposeful moment of productivity in an already storied career. Shot over five years, this graceful music documentary is an elegantly observed examination of the creative process, following as Sakamoto builds from nothing the album he must assume will be his swan song.
Venue Information:
The Temporary
360 Market St.
Basalt, CO, 81621
http://www.tacaw.org/