Ryuichi Sakamoto

St Johns-at-Hackney Church, London

20th February, 2014

Ryuichi Sakamoto is a Japanese musician, activist, composer, record producer, writer, singer, pianist, and actor, based in Tokyo and New York. He began his career in 1978 and his achievements include winning Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe awards.

A few days ago he gave what our photographer called “an intense, yet wonderful performance” in the historical grounds of East London’s St Johns-at-Hackney Church where he was joined on stage by American sound artist, photographer and 12k record label founder Taylor Deupree.

All photos by © Svenja Block.

Above: Taylor Deupree

Above: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Above: Ryuichi Sakamoto with Taylor Deupree

Above: Ryuichi Sakamoto

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Ryuchi and Taylor’s respective websites can be found here: sitesakamoto.com and  taylordeupree.com.

All photos and words by Svenja Block. You can find more of Svenja’s photos at her Flickr or on Facebook.

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