Bill Seaman

  Media Researcher and Artist
  Co-director of The Emergence Lab
  Computational Media, Arts and Cultures
  Professor, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies; and Music
  Duke University
  Box 90766
  114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Room A260, Bay 10, Durham, NC 27708.

  Tears Namida 涙

  Bill Seaman – Piano
  Wei Ping Lin – Violin
  James Chu – Clarinet
  Arranged and Produced by Seaman (Seaman’s Home Studio)
  Violin was recorded by Volkmar Klien, Vienna, Austria
  Clarinet was recorded by Seaman, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  Piano was recorded by Rick Nelson, Durham, North Carolina, USA

  I have followed Mr. Sakamoto’s work for many years. This has included many different forms of his work, starting with YMO. He and I met when we were both included in the »Mediascape« show in NYC at the Guggenheim Museum Soho, NYC (1996). I have very much enjoyed his film scores, solo piano, and the many collaborations he has taken on including his work with David Sylvian, Alva Noto, Taylor Deupree, Illuha, Christian Fennesz, Christopher Willits and Iggy Pop. I have also enjoyed his acting especially in relation to working with David Bowie in Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. I was very moved by Mr. Sakamoto’s death…