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Kordz x Sakamoto in Tiblisi

Now in the largest and one of the oldest theaters of Georgia

Oct 4 2022

The Swiss-Georgian composer Alexande Kordzaia created a composition for Asko|Schönberg based on the work of Sakamoto, especially for the Holland festival 2021.

Ryuichi Sakamoto broke through internationally circa 1980 with synthesizer pop that opened doors for generations of subsequent (pop) musicians. Many artists still look to the music of this early period for inspiration. One of them is the Swiss-Georgian producer and composer Alexandre Kordzaia (1994), better known as Kordz, who – besides Sakamoto – cites Ravel, Stravinsky, Prince and James Brown as sources of inspiration. His music has the same upbeat energy and musical ingenuity as that of ‘early’ Sakamoto. Especially for Asko|Schönberg, he will (with the maestro’s approval) go to work on Sakamoto’s oeuvre and cut up well-known and lesser known, more experimental songs like Thousand KnivesTibetan Dance and Self Portrait into a new, rebellious whole.


The composition is supported by Performing Arts Fund NL.

Alexande Kordzaia

Kordz x Sakamoto

Asko|Schönberg & Georgian mucisians

Kordz synthesizer

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