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Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto June 2007
Born January 17, 1952 (1952-01-17) (age 55)
Flag of Japan Tokyo, Japan
Spouse(s) Akiko Yano (1982-2006)

Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂 Sakamoto Ryūichi, born January 17, 1952, Nakano, Tokyo, Japan) is an Academy Awards-winning, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-winning Japanese musician, composer, producer and actor, based in New York and Tokyo. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 538 pixelsFull resolution (3916 × 2634 pixel, file size: 6. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. ... Akiko Yano (矢野 顕子 Yano Akiko) is a Japanese pop and jazz musician. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... From Rule Sixteen of the Special Rules for The Music Awards Original Score: An original score is a substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. ... The Last Emperor is a 1987 biopic about the life of PÇ”yí, the last Emperor of China. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music (or BAFTA Award for Best Film Music) is an annual award given by British Academy of Film and Television Arts. ... Merry Christmas, Mr. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... The Last Emperor is a 1987 biopic about the life of PÇ”yí, the last Emperor of China. ... The Sheltering Sky is a 1949 novel by Paul Bowles. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media has been awarded since 1960. ... The Last Emperor is a 1987 biopic about the life of PÇ”yí, the last Emperor of China. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Categories: Wards of Tokyo | Japan geography stubs ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ...

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Biography

Early years and Yellow Magic Orchestra

Sakamoto attended the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he earned a B.A. in music composition and an M.A. with special emphasis on both electronic and ethnic music. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


After working as a session musician, he formed the internationally successful Japanese synth techno trio Yellow Magic Orchestra, with Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi. The band charted a British top 20 hit with "Firecracker" in the late 1970s (along with other favorites "Technopolis" and "Behind the Mask"), and was a seminal influence on the acid house and techno movements of the late 1980s and early 1990s. For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... Yellow Magic Orchestra is a Japanese electropop band, formed in 1978. ... Haruomi Hosono (細野 晴臣 Hosono Haruomi, born July 9, 1947 in Minato, Tokyo) is a Japanese popular musician, best known internationally as a member of Yellow Magic Orchestra. ... Yukihiro Takahashi (高橋幸宏 Takahashi Yukihiro, born June 6, 1952 -) is a Japanese musician, who is best known as the drummer and lead vocalist of the Yellow Magic Orchestra. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... . The Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer, which provided the electronic squelch sounds often heard in Acid House tracks A yellow smiley face is considered the emblem of acid house. ... Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...


Solo career

Sakamoto released his first solo album in 1978, which included the songs "Thousand Knives" and "The End of Asia". Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Following the disbanding of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Sakamoto released a number of solo albums in the 1980s. While primarily focused on the piano and synthesizer, this series of albums boasted a roster of collaborators that included David Sylvian, David Byrne, Thomas Dolby, Nam June Paik, and Iggy Pop, among others. Sakamoto would alternate between exploring a variety of musical styles, ideas, and genres - captured most notably in his groundbreaking 1983 album Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia - and focusing on a specific subject or theme, such as the Italian Futurism movement in Futurista (1986). At times, Sakamoto would also present varying interpretations of technology's intersection with music: he would present some pieces, such as "Replica", with Kraftwerkian rigidity and order, while he would infuse humanity and humor into others - "Broadway Boogie Woogie", for example, liberally lifts samples from Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, pairing them against a raucous, sax-driven techno-pop backdrop. David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958, in Beckenham, Kent, UK) is an English singer, musician and composer who first gained attention as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the band Japan. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson, on 14 October 1958) is an English musician, producer, and inventor. ... Pre-Bell-Man, statue in front of the Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. ... James Newell Osterberg, Jr. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Futurism (or Futurist) may refer to: Futures studies, the philosophical or academic study of the medium to long-term future (also known as futurology). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Kraftwerk (pronounced [], German for power station) is a German musical group from Düsseldorf that has made key contributions to the development of improvisational rock and electronic music, most notably within the latter categorys sub-genres which later became known as synthpop, electro, techno, house and IDM. Early musical... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, County Durham) is an influential Academy Award-nominated English film director, and producer. ... Blade Runner is a 1982 cyberpunk, neo-noir American film directed by Ridley Scott from a screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, loosely based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. ...


As his solo career began to extend outside Japan in the late 1980s, Sakamoto's explorations, influences, and collaborators followed suit. Beauty (1989) boasted a tracklist that combined pop and traditional Japanese and Okinawan songs, yet featured guest appearances by Jill Jones, Brian Wilson, and Robbie Robertson. Heartbeat (1991) and Sweet Revenge (1994), meanwhile, looked to international horizons and drew from a global range of artists such as Dee Dee Brave, French rapper Marco Prince, Arto Lindsay, Youssou N'Dour, David Sylvian, and Ingrid Chavez. 1996 saw the appearance of two notable albums: Smoochy, which fused pop and electronica with bossanova and other South American forms, and 1996, which featured a number of previously released pieces arranged for solo piano, accompanied with violin and cello. Jill Jones is an American singer/songwriter. ... Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942 in Hawthorne, California), is an American pop musician, best known as the lead songwriter, bassist, and lead singer of the American rock band The Beach Boys. ... Robbie Robertson (born Jaime Robert Robertson, 5 July 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a songwriter, guitarist and singer, best known for his membership in The Band. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Arto Lindsay (born May 28, 1953) is an American guitarist and singer. ... Youssou NDour Youssou NDour (born October 1, 1959 in Dakar) is a Senegalese singer. ... Chavez, 1991Photo: Paisley Park Records Ingrid Julia Chavez, born 1965 in Atlanta, Georgia, is a Mexican-American poet, vocalist, songwriter and photographer. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Bossanova was the Pixies third studio album, released in 1990 through 4AD Records. ...


Following 1996, Sakamoto simultaneously delved into the classical and "post-techno" genres with Discord (1998), an hour-long orchestral work in four parts. Here he evoked the melodic qualities of his film score work, imbued with the influence of 20th century classical composers and spoken word. The Sony Classical release also featured an interactive CD-ROM component and website that complemented the work. Shortly thereafter, the Ninja Tune record label released a series of remixes of various sections, produced by a number of prominent electronica artists, including Amon Tobin, Talvin Singh and DJ Spooky. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Sony Classical is the successor to the Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels, assuming its new identity after the purchase of CBS Records by Sony Corporation. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... Ninja Tune is a London-based independent record label started in 1991 by DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut, with a strong leaning towards Electronic, abstract hip-hop, instrumental hip hop, Nu-Jazz, drum and bass, and chillout music. ... Amon Tobin performing live. ... Talvin Singh (Matharu) (born in 1970 in Leytonstone, London, England) is a British DJ and tabla player, known for creating an innovative fusion of classical Indian music and drum n bass. ... DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid (born Paul D. Miller, 1970), is a Washington DC-born electronic and experimental hip hop musician whose work is often called illbient or trip hop. He is a turntablist and producer. ...


The next album, BTTB (1998) - an acronym for "Back to the Basics" - was a fairly opaque reaction to the prior year's multilayered, lushly orchestrated Discord. The album comprised of a series of original pieces on solo piano, including "Energy Flow" (a minor hit in Japan) and a frenetic, 4-hand arrangement of the Yellow Magic Orchestra classic "Tong Poo". Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Backronym and Apronym (Discuss) Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and ABC, written as the initial letter or letters of words, and pronounced on the basis of this abbreviated written form. ...


Sakamoto later teamed with cellist Jaques Morelenbaum (a member of his 1996 trio), and Morlenbaum's wife, Paula, on a pair of albums celebrating the work of jazz pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim. They recorded their first album, Casa (2001), mostly in Jobim's home studio in Rio de Janeiro, with Sakamoto performing on the late Jobim's grand piano. The album was well received, having been included in the list of New York Times's top albums of 2002. Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), or Tom Jobim (as he is fondly known in his home country), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist/guitarist and one of the primary forces behind the creation... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Location of Rio de Janeiro Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Government  - Mayor César Maia (Democrats) Area  - City 1,260 km²  (486. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


Recently, Sakamoto collaborated with Alva Noto (an alias of Carsten Nicolai) to release Vrioon, an album of Sakamoto's piano clusters treated by Nicolai's unique style of digital manipulation, involving the creation of "micro-loops" and minimal percussion. The two produced this work by passing the pieces back and forth until both were satisfied with the result. This debut, released on German label Raster-Noton, was voted record of the year 2004 in the electronica category by British magazine The Wire. They later released Insen (2005) - while produced in a similar manner to Vrioon, this album is somewhat more restrained and minimalist. The method of composition remains highly mathematical, influenced by Olivier Messiaen and Iannis Xenakis, using graph theory and mathematical logic. Alva Noto is the name of sound artist Carsten Nicolai who has established himself as a leading artist amongst current electronic sound and visual designers who are using art and music as hybrid tools to create microscopic views of creative processes. ... Carsten Nicolai, also known as Noto or Alva Noto, is a German artist who is very active as a musician in the field of glitch music and a co-founder of the renowned German record label Raster-Noton. ... Carsten Nicolai as Noto, playing live at MUTEK 2004 Raster-Noton is a German electronic music record label founded in 1996 by Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wire is a British avant garde music magazine. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Olivier Messiaen It has been suggested that List of students of Olivier Messiaen be merged into this article or section. ... Iannis Xenakis Iannis Xenakis (Ιάννης Ξενάκης) (May 29, 1922 Brăila – February 4, 2001 Paris) was a Greek composer and architect who spent much of his life in Paris. ... A pictorial representation of a graph In mathematics and computer science, graph theory is the study of graphs, mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations between objects from a certain collection. ... Mathematical logic is a subfield of mathematics that is concerned with formal systems in relation to the way that they encode intuitive concepts of mathematical objects such as sets and numbers, proofs, and computation. ...


Meanwhile, Sakamoto continues to craft music to suit any context: in 2005, Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia hired Sakamoto to compose ring and alert tones for their high-end phone, the Nokia 8800. Nokia Corporation (OMX: NOK1V, NYSE: NOK, FWB: NOA3) is an international communications company, focused on the key growth areas of wireline and wireless telecommunications. ... The Nokia 8800 (pronounced eighty-eight-hundred) is a mobile phone produced by Nokia, based on the Nokia Series 40 operating system. ...


Film composer and actor

Moviegoers may recognize Sakamoto primarily through his score work on two films: Nagisa Oshima's Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) and Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987), the latter of which earned him the Academy Award with fellow composers David Byrne and Cong Su. Nagisa Oshima (大島 渚 Ōshima Nagisa, born March 31, 1932) is a famous Japanese director. ... Merry Christmas, Mr. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Bernardo Bertolucci (born March 16, 1940) is an Italian writer and Academy Award winning film director. ... The Last Emperor is a 1987 biopic about the life of Pǔyí, the last Emperor of China. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... David Byrne (born May 14, 1952 in Dumbarton, Scotland) is a Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe winning musician best known as a founding member and the principal songwriter of the New Wave band Talking Heads. ... Cong Su (born Tianjin, China, 1957) is a chinese composer, who won the Oscar for Best Original Soundtrack, with Ryuchi Sakamoto and David Byrne, for The Last Emperor, in 1987, even for only a 1 minute composition. ...


Frequent collaborator David Sylvian contributed lead vocals to "Forbidden Colours" - the main theme to Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence - which became a minor hit. Sixteen years later, the piece resurfaced as a popular dance track called "Heart of Asia" (by the group Watergate).


Other films scored by Sakamoto include Pedro Almodóvar's Tacones lejanos (1992); Bertolucci's The Little Buddha (1993); Oliver Stone's Wild Palms (1993); John Maybury's Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998); Brian De Palma's Snake Eyes (1998) and Femme Fatale (2002), and Oshima's Gohatto (1999). He also composed the score of the opening ceremony for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, telecast live to an audience of over a billion viewers. Perico Almodovar Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (pronounced ) (born September 24, 1949 in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. ... Poster for Tacones lejanos Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) is a 1991 Spanish film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Marisa Paredes and Victoria Abril. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Little Buddha is a 1993 movie by director Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Bridget Fonda and Keanu Reeves. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Wild Palms is a six hour mini-series, which first aired in 1993 on the ABC Network in the United States. ... British director of Love is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998) with Derek Jacobi and Daniel Craig and The Jacket (2005) with Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Brian De Palma (born James Giacinto DePalma on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is a prolific, and controversial American film director. ... This article is about the comicbook, cartoon, and Hasbro Toy character. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion, because: ! If you disagree with its speedy deletion, please explain why on its talk page or at Wikipedia:Speedy deletions. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Taboo aka Gohatto (1999) is a Japanese film directed by Nagisa Oshima. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Poster for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. ... Location Coordinates : Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Barcelona (Catalan) Spanish name Barcelona Nickname Ciutat Comtal (City of Counts) Postal code 08001–08080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 93 (Barcelona) Website http://www. ...


Sakamoto has also acted in several films: perhaps his most notable performance was as the conflicted Captain Yonoi in Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, alongside Takeshi Kitano and British rock singer David Bowie. He also played small roles in The Last Emperor and Madonna's "Rain" music video. Takeshi Kitano , born January 18, 1947 in Umeshima, Adachi, Tokyo) is a Japanese comedian, actor, presenter, author, poet, painter, one-time video game designer, and film director who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his highly idiosyncratic cinematic work. ... David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... Look up Madonna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Selected discography

Solo

  • Thousand Knives (1978)
  • Summer Nerves (1979)
  • B2-Unit (1980)
  • Left-Handed Dream (1981)
  • Illustrated Musical Encyclopedia (1983)
  • Esperanto (1985)
  • Futurista (1986)
  • Coda (1986)
  • Neo Geo (1987)
  • Tokyo Joe (1988)
  • Beauty (1989)
  • Heartbeat (1991)
  • Sweet Revenge (1994)
  • Smoochy (1995)
  • 1996 (1996)
  • Discord (1997)
  • BTTB (1998)
  • Cinemage (1999)
  • Intimate (1999, with Keizo Inoue)
  • L I F E (2000)
  • Zero Landmine (2001)
  • Comica (2002)
  • Elephantism (2002)
  • Love (2003)
  • Vrioon (2003, with Alva Noto)
  • World Citizen (2003, with David Sylvian)
  • Derrida (2003)
  • Chasm (2004)
  • Moto.tronic (2003, Compilation of tracks recorded between 1983 & 2003)
  • Insen (2005, with Alva Noto)
  • Cantus omnibus unus; for mixed or equal choir (2005)
  • Bricolages (2006)

Alva Noto is the name of sound artist Carsten Nicolai who has established himself as a leading artist amongst current electronic sound and visual designers who are using art and music as hybrid tools to create microscopic views of creative processes. ... David Sylvian (born David Alan Batt, 23 February 1958, in Beckenham, Kent, UK) is an English singer, musician and composer who first gained attention as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the band Japan. ...

As Morelenbaum2/Sakamoto

  • Casa (2001)
  • A Day in New York (2003)

Film and event scores

  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)
  • Ôritsu uchûgun Oneamisu no tsubasa - Royal Air Force (Wings of Honnéamise) (1987)
  • The Last Emperor (1988)
  • The Sheltering Sky (1990)
  • The Handmaid's Tale (1990)
  • High Heels (1992)
  • Wuthering Heights (1992)
  • El Mar Mediterrani - Barcelona Olympics opening ceremony (1992)
  • Wild Palms (1993)
  • Little Buddha (1993)
  • Stalker (1997)
  • Snake Eyes (1998)
  • Love Is The Devil (1998)
  • Gohatto (1999)
  • Lack of Love - Dreamcast Game (2000)
  • Minha Vida Como Un Filme (2002)
  • Femme Fatale (2002)
  • Shining Boy & Little Randy (2005)
  • Tony Takitani (2005)
  • Silk (2007)

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Personal life

Sakamoto was married to Japanese pianist and singer Akiko Yano: he collaborated with her on some of her recordings, and she was also a regular touring member of Yellow Magic Orchestra. They finally divorced in August 2006, 14 years after a mutual decision to live separately. They had one daughter, j-pop singer Miu Sakamoto. Akiko Yano (矢野 顕子 Yano Akiko) is a Japanese pop and jazz musician. ... August 2006 is the eighth month of that year, and has yet to occur. ... Miu Sakamoto is a J-Pop singer. ...


In 1998, Italian ethnomusicologist Massimo Milano published Ryuichi Sakamoto. Conversazioni, a collection of essays and conversations. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Massimo Milano (Torino, 1967) is ethnomusicologist and music critic. ... Through a passionate and exclusive conversation with the author, Massimo Milano, the book Ryuichi Sakamoto. ...


He is also known as a critic of copyright law, arguing that it is antiquated in the information age. The copyright symbol is used to give notice that a work is covered by copyright. ... A university computer lab containing many desktop PCs The transition of communication technology: Oral Culture, Manuscript Culture, Print Culture, and Information Age Information Age is a name given to a period after the industrial age and before the Knowledge Economy. ...


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