alva noto/ryuichi sakamoto: utp_

Audiovisual concert with Ensemble Modern

  • © Hans Jörg Michel
    (c) Hans Jörg Michel
  • © Hans Jörg Michel
    (c) Hans Jörg Michel
  • © Hans Jörg Michel
    (c) Hans Jörg Michel

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto and artist Carsten Nicolai aka alva noto present the multimedia concert utp_ at Jahrhunderthalle Bochum.

Pulse, sound clouds, and standing noises create with the permanent transformation of video images of light, color, and structure an expansive impressionism: in endless interferences of sound and image, space and light, color and structure. The flowing texture of the video image fuses with the rigorous coolness of the electronic sounds and the instruments to create a seductive mix.

Ryuichi Sakamoto, who initially came to prominence with the techno pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra, later composed Oscar awarded film soundtracks (for Bertolucci and other directors), but also remained active as a performer and a pianist.

Carsten Nicolai combines an experimenter and artist at the intersection of sound and image in a single person. He has been realizing a series of projects with Sakamoto since 2002: their debut album vrioon was named ›record of the year 2003‹ in the english magazin WIRE. For thirty years now, Ensemble Modern has been one of the internationally most agile and innovative ensembles for new music.

Electronic —
Piano and Electronic —
Light —
Nigel Edwards
Sound Direction —


— 30. September
— 1 h 15 min
— 20 / 30 / 40 €
Reduced prices start at 10,00 €
  • Sun30Sep
    alva noto/ryuichi sakamoto: utp_ on 30. September 2012 at 8.00 PM
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utp_ is a commission composition of the town of Mannheim for its 400th anniversary, organized by Büro 2007 in cooperation with Nationaltheater Mannheim.