When we work hard and put effort into something, rewards may come our way. These rewards don’t have to be big or extravagant; depending on the activity, a reward could simply be the satisfaction that comes from doing something successfully. In other words, you can get a lot of joy from achieving one of your goals – even if it was something small. So next time you tackle a project, remember the satisfaction that comes with success!
Today (April 2), it was announced that Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto passed away at the age of 71 last month after a long battle with cancer. Many people have paid tribute to Sakomoto, such as his friend Alva Noto, along with Flying Lotus, Questlove, Oneohtrix Point Never, Japanese Breakfast, Neon Indian, and more. These people showed their love and respect through the services they held among close family members and all the kind words they had to say about him.
“It’s sad to think that he’s not here anymore”, wrote Alva Noto about his late friend. “There are no words to express the emptiness with not having him around. We kindly offer our regret for those who were closest to him.”
Questlove said on Instagram, thanking Ryuichi Sakamoto for his amazing gifts. He was sad to hear that another great artist had left the world and he mentioned that even if someone doesn’t know him by name, his influence on artists is felt around the world. Kode9 added further by saying on Twitter “No one made my heart feel more than Sakamoto”.
Oneohtrix Point Never thanked the late great Ryuichi Sakamoto, while Jean-Michel Jarre tweeted: “We are very sorry to have lost you; your art will stay with us forever”.
Ryuichi was greatly admired in the electronic music world, particularly for his work with Yellow Magic Orchestra in the late 1970s. They are known as pioneers of techno music!
In 2014, Sakomoto was diagnosed with throat cancer. One year later, he said that he felt good after the treatment. For several years after that, he continued doing recording and performing but unfortunately in 2021, he announced that he had not only throat cancer but also colon cancer. And on Tuesday 28th March this year, he passed away.
In November, Sakomoto released his last album called “12”. It was recorded in 2021 and 2022. Each song title reflects the dates they were created.