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Alumni Mix – Ryota Miyake

Alumni Mix – Ryota Miyake

Playing tracks by

Roger Roger, Don Voegeli, Renato Mendes, Bruce Haack, Riccardo Sinigaglia and more.

Chart positions

This show was 10th in the global classical chart.

Ryota Miyake, AKA Crystal/Sparrows, was a participant at the 2016 Academy in Montreal. The Japanese artist's interests in tape recordings have drawn him into an experimental pop zone — as part of the band Crystal, he weaves together influences like Warp's early releases, the soundtrack to Sega’s _Out Run_ and the pop-leaning melodies of the Beatles. Recording solo as Sparrows, Miyake’s music heads in a more intimate direction, with folk and ambient vibes that conjure up woozy avant-garde synth pop concoctions. After his time at the Academy, he started a band with fellow alum Julián Mayorga called FLASH AMAZONAS, whose _Binary Birds and Other Rubbish Surreal Things_ album came out on In-Correcto/Columbia. He’s self-released a techno EP under the name Saco & Uno, and is due to put out a Japanese-centric album as Sparrows this September. Titled _Berries_, the record includes music from other Academy alumni like Fazerdaze, Julián Mayorga, Kamron Saniee, Casey MQ and Vincent Ruiz.