Saturday, March 24, 2007

A Flower is not a Flower

Everything appears to be on YouTube. In this case, "everything" refers to concert footage of scores of musicians I'd love to see in concert.

Following is a clip of Ryuichi Sakamoto playing A Flower is not a Flower on the piano at Tokyo International Forum Hall "C" on December 25, 2005 (according to the YouTube comment).

This is one of the most beautiful songs I've discovered over the past ten years, and if you like it, you really must hear the version played on the erhu. It will sweep you away. It well demonstrates the passion and feeling Sakamoto puts into his music.

More recently Sakamoto collaborated with Gustavo Santaolalla on the Babel sountrack.


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