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Kordz x Sakamoto


Festive tribute to Ryuichi Sakamoto

11 Nov 2023 23 Mar 2024

Together with Kordz (Alexandre 
Kordzaia), Asko|Schönberg pays 
a special tribute to the (film) 
composer and synthesizer pioneer 
Ryuichi Sakamoto, who died in 2023.
Ryuichi Sakamoto made his international breakthrough 
around 1980 with synthesizer pop, which opened doors 
for generations of (pop) musicians after him. Many 
still look to the music from that early period for 
inspiration. One of them is producer and composer 
Alexandre Kordzaia (1994), better known as Kordz, 
who – in addition to Sakamoto – cites Ravel, 
Stravinsky, Prince and James Brown as sources of 
inspiration. His music has the same cheerful 
energy and musical creativity as that of early 
Sakamoto. With his synth and electro pop, Sakomoto 
opened doors for generations of (pop) musicians 
after him. 

The Swiss-Georgian producer and composer Alexandre 
Kordzaia (1994), better known as Kordz, made a 
rebellious arrangement of Sakamoto's best-known 
and lesser-known work. The specially created 
lighting design by lighting artist Boris Acket 
enhances the music. Sakomoto was best known for 
his music for films such as Merry Christmas, 
Mr.Lawrence, The Last Emperor and The Revenant. 
For Asko|Schönberg, Kordz took the knife to 
Sakamoto's early work and, with the master's 
permission, wrote a piece with the same cheerful 
energy and musical creativity. Kordz x Sakamoto 
premiered in the Muziekgebouw at the Holland 
Festival in 2021, after which several successful 
performances followed.


The composition is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.

Alexandre Kordzaia

Kordz x Sakamoto

Asko|Schönberg

Kordz keys
Boris Acket stage & light

photo: Kordz door Irakli Chelidze, Giorgi Nakashidze

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