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Ryuichi Sakamoto curates new series MODE

33-33 host a month long programme put together by the Japanese composer, pianist and electronic producer

33-33 has announced a new events series curated by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Called MODE, it'll take place between 19 June and 8 July across different venues in London, and feature a mix of music, visual art, performance and film. Sakamoto will present a range of experimental artists from Japan to perform with musicians from Europe,
South America and the US.

Opening the series on 20 June will be Sakamoto himself, performing in collaboration with Alva Noto​ at the Barbican Centre on 20 June. Another performance by the artist is also promised, but yet to be announced. Yellow Magic Orchestra​ bandmate Haruomi Hosono and Acetone will also perform at Barbican on 23 June.

Also on the line up, and both at London Oslo, are Beatrice Dillon​ sharing a bill with Goat ​and Kukangendai (23 June),​ and YoshimiO​ with Susie Ibarra​ and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe​ in their trio Yunohana Variations (26). Plus on 22 June at London BFI there'll be a screening of the documentary portrait of Sakamoto, CODA​, followed by a Q&A.

As part of MODE, Goat and Kukangendai will also perform in other venues in the UK. Full details can be found on 33-33's website.