Percussion Ensemble Video Encore: Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto in 2013

The Miami University Percussion Ensemble performed its spring concert on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Hall Auditorium. Under the direction of Michael LaMattina, the ensemble performed a mixed program of concert percussion music and Balinese Gamelan selections.

The program opened with two works by Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto: Forbidden Colours and Rain. Both works combine elements of classical, pop, and electronica that create unique and memorable music.

Forbidden Colours (Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence)

Forbidden Colours (from Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence), written by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Performed here by the Miami University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Michael LaMattina

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"Rain", music of Ryuichi Sakamoto, performed by the Miami University Percussion Ensemble from Oxford, Ohio. Directed by Michael LaMattina.

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