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Minato Sakamoto is a Japanese composer 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.

 

Minato is currently studying towards his Ph.D. in composition at Duke University. He previously studied at Amherst College and graduated summa cum laude in 2018. His current and past composition teachers include Scott Lindroth, John Supko, Stephen Jaffe, John McDonald, and Eric Sawyer.

 

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.

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Minato's Climbing High for soprano and piano was featured at New Music on the Bayou 2021 Festival. See this site for details.

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Minato's Pacific 21 was featured at 2021 Society of Composers National Conference. The online concert is available at this link.

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Minato's sound documentary PIano Is Chinese was installed at The Association for Computers and the Humanities Conference 2021. Please see this site for details.

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Minato is a guest artist 2020-2021 of Boston New Music Initiative. Check here for details. 

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