Update: Due to an unexpected emergency, Laurie Anderson is no longer able to attend, but we are thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat in her place.
Few artists have as diverse a background as Ryuichi Sakamoto—composer, performer, producer, and environmentalist. His work has spanned genres and forms: from pioneering electronic music as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra to crafting globally inspired rock albums, classical compositions, minimal and ambient music collaborations, and over 30 film scores. Following a screening of Stephen Schible’s documentary portrait Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda on July 15 at 4:45pm (102 minutes), Sakamoto will join internationally acclaimed visual artist Shirin Neshat, who collaborated with Sakamoto on her feature debut Women Without Men, for an extended discussion spanning his career and latest triumphs.
Neshat is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York, who explores and experiment with the mediums of photography, video and film. Her most recent feature film Looking for Oum Kulthum opened at the Venice Film Festival in 2017 and will be screened in New York at both MOMA and BAM this summer.
The event will be followed by a special reception presented by WeTransfer, who will then share the content with audiences worldwide through WePresent, its bespoke editorial platform designed to tell unexpected stories about creative minds.
For additional showtimes of Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, see here.