RBMA Events NYC 2013 Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto

From April 28 to May 31, the world-renowned Red Bull Music Academy will touch down in New York for its 15th edition, with an unprecedented series of 34 unique shows celebrating music across genres and generations.

More than 230 artists are set to perform during the five-week city festival, including musical luminaries such as Brian Eno, James Murphy, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu, Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, A-Trak, Giorgio Moroder, Skream, Kim Gordon, and Four Tet – as well as 62 hand-picked Academy students hailing from 35 countries

Red Bull Music Academy Special Presents: Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto
Longtime collaborators Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, AKA Carsten Nicolai, bring their acclaimed A/V show, “s”, to New York for the first time ever. “s” is short for “summvs”, and refers to the Latin words “summa” (sum) and “versus” (toward). The term serves as a metaphor for the idea of electronic music as inspiration for a new collaborative whole. Sparse percussions, throbbing bass, and crystalline piano solos are embedded in sine waves or reworked live on stage, to establish a new concept of minimal, yet emotionally charged, electronic music. Carsten Nicolai is internationally renowned for his installations and performances, which combine notions of minimal sound, visuals, architecture, science and technology. In addition to his solo releases he has worked with Pan Sonic’s Mika Vainio and the Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda, and is one of the founders of the acclaimed Raster-Noton label. Ryuichi Sakamoto is nothing short of one of the most influential music makers of our time, from pioneering early electronics with his first group Yellow Magic Orchestra, to globally-inspired rock albums, classical compositions, and over 20 film scores. He has received an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, and a Grammy (and is one of the coolest human beings on earth, period.)

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 29

Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Show goes from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY

Age info: All ages

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