Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto

Profile:
Carsten Nicolai met Ryuichi Sakamoto during his first tour in Japan, and a year later he was commissioned to remix Sakamoto's material for the Japanese magazine Code Unfinished. After enjoying the resulting track, Sakamoto sent Nicolai more material for post-procession and manipulation.

Results of 2-year music exchange were released as Vrioon on Raster-Noton in 2002, and the album was voted as the electronica record of the year by the Wire Magazine. On the follow-up Insen released two years later the collaborative process deepened – this time Alva Noto is not just counterbalancing Sakamoto's piano passages with his trademark sounds, he processes them further, dismantles in micro-loops and atoms, of which new sounds are formed. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto went on their second major tour with Insen in 2005, and to coincide with the duo released a CD single Revep.

In 2007, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto together with a German contemporary classical Ensemble Modern created an audio-visual performance for the 400th anniversary of the city of Mannheim. The resulting composition called utp_ (deduced “Utopia”) was released on CD and CD/DVD in 2008 by Raster-Noton.

The next album Summvs was released in 2011. And the latest project of Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto to date is a soundtrack for an Oscar-winning film The Revenant (2015) by Alejandro González Iñárritu, created in collaboration with Bryce Dessner.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:

Artist

Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Albums

vyr050 Vrioon — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Vrioon (Album) Raster-Noton vyr050 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
R-N 65 Insen — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Insen (Album) Raster-Noton R-N 65 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
RZBM-45902 utp_ — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto / Ensemble Modern Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto / Ensemble Modern - utp_ (Album) Raster-Noton RZBM-45902 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
r-n 132 Summvs — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Summvs (Album) Raster-Noton r-n 132 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
none The Revenant (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto* & Bryce Dessner Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto* & Bryce Dessner - The Revenant (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Milan, Regency, Ratpac Entertainment, Alpha (10), 20th Century Fox, Universal Music France, Warner Music International, Universal Licensing Music (ULM) none US 2015 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
AMIP-0127 Glass — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto* Glass (Album) Noton AMIP-0127 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
N-046 Two (Live At Sydney Opera House) — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto* Two (Live At Sydney Opera House) (Album) Noton N-046 Germany 2019 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Singles & EPs

r-n 72 revep — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto revep (EP, Album) Raster-Noton r-n 72 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
N-055S1 Monomom — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Monomom(File, FLAC, Single) Noton N-055S1 Worldwide 2021
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
N-052S1 Barco — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Barco(File, MP3, Single, 320) Noton N-052S1 Worldwide 2022
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
N-055-S2 Kizuna — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Kizuna(File, FLAC, Single) Noton N-055-S2 Worldwide 2022
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions
N-053S1 City Radieuse — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto City Radieuse(File, FLAC, Single) Noton N-053S1 Worldwide 2022
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Compilations

r-n138 Virus Series Collectors Box — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Virus Series Collectors Box(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, EP, RE + CD, A) Raster-Noton r-n138 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Image Title Label Catalog Number Year In Your Collection, Wantlist, or Inventory Actions

Videos

R-N 76 Insen Live — Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto Insen Live Raster-Noton R-N 76 Germany 2006 Sell This Version