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Minato Sakamoto is a Japanese composer, pianist, and improviser from Osaka. Ranging from classical concert music to electronic music with heavy uses of computational technologies, his compositions practice the unserious seriously, fuse spontaneous and organic qualities, and demonstrate a clear connection to the past. 


His works have been featured across the United States, East Asia, and Europe in both traditional concert settings and internationally acclaimed conferences. His primary research focuses on the application of field recordings in computational creativity and algorithmic composition. 


Minato is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University. He previously studied at Amherst College and graduated summa cum laude in 2018. 


Minato is a Japanese chess lover and Accredited Meteorologist of Japan Meteorological Agency. As a railway addict, Minato constantly wastes his time to explore unique railways in the world. His favorite locomotive is China Railway DF4 Type.

(Last Updated October 2022)