One year after Glass, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto announced the release of a new full-lenght. Two is a live album recorded at Sydney Opera House. The concert saw the pair performing new improvised work and key collaborative compositions from their joint catalogue, which has now reached five albums, one major film score and an EP. “The Revenant Theme (Live)” is the first excerpt. Listen below.
’TWO’’s pulsing, immersive live performance melded electronic and analogue instrumentation with striking visuals to create one of the most precise, beautiful and challengingly magnetic pieces we have ever had the privilege of staging. That Sakamoto and Noto are pleased enough with the recorded result to share its continuously unfolding, sinuous, questioning music with others is as singular an honour as it was for Sydney Opera House to host them.” Ben Marshall – Head of Contemporary Music, Sydney Opera House.