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Minato Sakamoto is a Japanese composer, pianist, and improviser from Osaka.

His compositions and scholarly works have been featured across the United States, East Asia, and Europe in both traditional concert settings and internationally acclaimed conferences. His current research focuses on the application of field recordings in computational creativity research 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 November 2022)