Acclaimed Dublin ensemble Glasshouse are proud to perform a new arrangement of the work of renowned composer and music pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto. The concert will honour the incredible and widely lauded work of Sakamoto, who sadly passed away earlier this year. We are pleased to have the blessing of Sakamoto’s team for this tribute.
Renowned Japanese composer and producer Ryuichi Sakamoto was admired for his electronic music experimentation. He formed Yellow Magic Orchestra in 1978 and released eight studio albums with the group. He starred in the film Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence with David Bowie in 1983. His film score for The Last Emperor, in 1987, won him an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe. He continued to work throughout his life, releasing an album in January 2023, just two months before his passing.
Glasshouse is a music ensemble and arts organisation based in Dublin. Their mission is to elevate Irish music through commissioning and collaboration, combining sound, space and visual design to create unforgettable music experiences. Recent projects include new works for the theremin, a new commission by R. Kitt and collaborative projects with Irish artists Æ MAK, Caoi de Barra, Rachael Lavelle, and Gareth Quinn Redmond. Previous Glasshouse performances at Pavilion Theatre include Kate Bush, tónlist: Icelandic Minimalism, Holocene: Bon Iver, and Johann Johannsson’s Orphée.