In light of the current situation, Encountering Ryuichi Sakamoto due to take place from 18 to 20 December 2020 (Friday to Sunday) has been cancelled. For more information please see our Ticketing Arrangements page or contact us at (852) 2200 0022,

This September, music legend Ryuichi Sakamoto was set to meet Hong Kong audiences for the first time in over a decade with a live presentation of his work dis·play at Freespace. While travel restrictions mean that Sakamoto is unable to perform live in Hong Kong this year – dis·play will now take place in 2021 – we have curated an alternative weekend of live music performances, screenings and installations of work by and about Sakamoto specially for his Hong Kong fans.

The programme includes an installation of incomplete – a new online series of music and videos produced in collaboration with 12 international musicians, film screenings about Sakamoto’s life and work, live performances of his music interpreted by local musicians, and an interactive Communication Wall where visitors can leave messages and questions for Sakamoto to respond to.

Date Time Venue Programme
18 December 2020 (Friday) 8:00pm The Box, Freespace Film Screening: Your Face
19 December 2020 (Saturday) 8:00pm The Box, Freespace Film Screening: Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA
20 December2020 (Sunday) 4:30pm The Box, Freespace Film Screening: RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: async AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY
18–19 December 2020 (Friday–Saturday) 2:00pm–4:00pm, 5:00pm–7:00pm,
The Room, Freespace Installation: incomplete
20 December2020 (Sunday) 2:00pm–4:00pm,
18–19 December 2020 (Friday–Saturday) 2:00pm–4:00pm, 5:00pm–7:00pm,
Foyer & 1/F, Freespace Communication Wall
20 December2020 (Sunday) 2:00pm–4:00pm,
19 December 2020 (Saturday) 10:00pm–11:15pm Lau Bak Livehouse, Freespace Music Performances

For enquiries, please contact June Lau on (852) 2200 0844 or


  • In line with the latest government regulations and in the interests of community health, the seating capacity is currently operating at reduced levels which may affect the admission and seating arrangement. Please check back for event announcements and updates.
  • For the safety of participants, visitors, artists and staff, please note the following health precautions:
    • Please bring your own mask and wear it at all times in the venue.
    • Temperature checks will be carried out before admission. Visitors showing a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be able to participate.
    • If you have travelled outside of Hong Kong in the past 14 days or are wearing a home quarantine tracking wristband, please wait until your quarantine period is over before visiting West Kowloon.
    • Special Arrangements in Response to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Adverse Weather Arrangements:
If a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force three hours before the start of the event, the event will be cancelled.

Tickets available from 30 November 2020 (Monday) at 10:00am.

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