Ryuichi Sakamoto has shared a new concert film, Playing the Piano for the Isolated. It features Hidejiro Honjoh, a renowned musician known for his mastery of the three-stringed shamisen, a traditional Japanese instrument.
The concert, originally recorded in Tokyo in April, features the composer and Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder performing songs from throughout his career, including “Andata” (from his most recent album async) and the beloved title theme to 1983’s Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence. Watch the full performance below.
Read our review of Sakamoto’s 1978 solo album, Thousand Knives.