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PREMIERE: New Ryuichi Sakamoto
Christian Eede , January 30th, 2020 13:51

Unveiling the title track for the Japanese composer's new short film score

Last week, it was revealed that Ryuichi Sakamoto has scored a new short film by Luca Guadagnino, called The Staggering Girl. Now premiering above, you can hear the score's brief, abstract title piece.

The track centres around a series of piano notes as well as various other samples that Sakamoto speaks about in more detail below.

"When approaching the score for The Staggering Girl," he says, "I wanted to incorporate the tactile sound of Valentino's fabrics. So I asked them to send me some samples and utilising special sensitive microphones, I experimented 'playing' the fabrics. I love the sound and how it forces one's attention to a sound all around us, yet almost entirely ignored."

Sakamoto's soundtrack for The Staggering Girl is the latest in a line of scores the Japanese composer has produced in recent years following his work on 2018 Black Mirror episode 'Smithereens', 2016 Japanese film Rage and alongside Alva Noto on 2015 film The Revenant.

Milan Records will release The Staggering Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) on February 14. Guadagnino's film itself will debut via the MUBI subscription service a day later.