Ryuichi Sakamoto died on March 28, diagnosed with colon cancer in 2021 and throat cancer in 2014. When his management first announced the news of his death, they wrote that the late artist often shared music in his home studio as his health. let: “He lived with music until the end.” Now, the management team of the late composer IMPARTED what they call the artist’s “ultimate playlist”.
Sakamoto, his management said, was privately working on the 33-song collection “to be played at his own funeral to accompany his passing.” The collection includes classical works by Bach, Debussy, and Ravel. It opens with an 11-minute piece from Sakamoto collaborator Alva Noto. There are soundtrack pieces from Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota, as well as works by David Sylvian and the Bill Evans Trio. It ends with “Breath” by Laurel Halo from the 2020’s PROPERTY. Find the playlist below.