World-renowned musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will perform his final concert of 2020, titled Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing the Piano 12122020.

Back in April, before Japan announced a state of emergency and as members of the public were already beginning to stay home to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Sakamoto performed a livestreamed concert with the heartfelt notion that music may help to relieve the tension, even just a little.

Now, Sakamoto will close out 2020 with a special piano concert broadcast live from a studio in Tokyo.

The live performance will be directed by Rhizomatiks. This multimedia art group focuses on the relationship between analog and digital, real and virtual, for works of design, art, and entertainment, led by visionary artist Daito Manabe. They will work with rising New York-based artist duo Zakkubalan to deliver a challenging visual project that brings the worlds of Sakamoto and Rhizomatiks to vivid life.

The concert will be broadcast online via MUSIC/SLASH, a video streaming platform that broadcasts using the highest sound quality available in the industry.

This will be Sakamoto’s first piano solo concert performed in Japan since 2013. The exclusive concert will be delivered simultaneously in eight countries and territories around the world.

Tickets are on sale now – don’t miss this opportunity!  

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Playing the Piano 12122020
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 19:30 JST
Broadcast Countries and Territories: Japan, USA, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore, Canada, and Australia.
Broadcast Platform: MUSIC/SLASH
Ticket Sales: eplus
Ticket Sales Period: October 23, 2020 through December 7, 2020 at 23:59 JST
Ticket Price: 5,000 yen (excluding tax).