David Sylvian

David Sylvian, born David Alan Batt, is an English singer-songwriter, musician and film director who came to prominence in the late 1970s as the lead vocalist and main songwriter in the group Japan. On his solo records of the '80s, Sylvian's explorations in music took him from the pop-funk, stylish jazz and windswept exotica of 1984's Brilliant Trees; the ambient landscapes and epic ballads of 1985's Gone to Earth; and the romantic orchestrations of 1987's Secrets of the Beehive.

The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (2005)

Legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn is responsible for many of the most indelible and important images of the past two and a half decades. His recently released book U2 & I is a photographic retrospective of his 25 year collaboration with U2. Later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anton Corbijn
CAST:  Bono  •  David Sylvian  •  Anton Corbijn  •  Nick Cave

Legendary photographer and director Anton Corbijn is responsible for many of the most indelible and important images of the past two and a half decades. His recently released book U2 & I is a photographic retrospective of his 25 year collaboration with U2. Later ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anton Corbijn
CAST:  Bono  •  David Sylvian  •  Anton Corbijn  •  Nick Cave

Steve Jansen - The Occurrence of Slope (2008)

Steve Jansen's live performance in Tokyo Feb 29th 2008 - filmed in high definition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shoko Ise
CAST:  Steve Jansen  •  Keigo Oyamada  •  Masakatsu Takagi  •  Seigen Tokuzawa

Steve Jansen's live performance in Tokyo Feb 29th 2008 - filmed in high definition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shoko Ise
CAST:  Steve Jansen  •  Keigo Oyamada  •  Masakatsu Takagi  •  Seigen Tokuzawa

async - first light (2017)

A collaboration between Apichatpong and Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto from his album “async”. The people falling asleep in this film are all his friends, he sent cameras to friends and asked them to shoot. Apichatpong often carries Digital Harinezumi camera ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Apichatpong Weerasethakul
CAST:  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Tilda Swinton  •  David Sylvian

A collaboration between Apichatpong and Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto from his album “async”. The people falling asleep in this film are all his friends, he sent cameras to friends and asked them to shoot. Apichatpong often carries Digital Harinezumi camera ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Apichatpong Weerasethakul
CAST:  Hidetoshi Nishijima  •  Tilda Swinton  •  David Sylvian

Japan: Oil On Canvas (1982)

Successful British band Japan filmed live in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on 16th November 1982.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Lawson
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Masami Tsuchiya  •  Mick Karn  •  Richard Barbieri

Successful British band Japan filmed live in concert at the Hammersmith Odeon, London on 16th November 1982.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Lawson
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Masami Tsuchiya  •  Mick Karn  •  Richard Barbieri

Preparations For A Journey (1984)

Original music by David Sylvian. Performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Jansen, Masami Tsuchiya.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Sylvian  •  Yasuyuki Yamaguchi  •  Mao Kawaguchi
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Steve Jansen  •  Ryuichi Sakamoto  •  Masami Tsuchiya

Original music by David Sylvian. Performed by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Jansen, Masami Tsuchiya.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Sylvian  •  Yasuyuki Yamaguchi  •  Mao Kawaguchi
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Steve Jansen  •  Ryuichi Sakamoto  •  Masami Tsuchiya

Steel Cathedrals (1985)

20 minute music documentary shot in two days of November 1984 in, and around the outskirts of, Tokyo, Japan. A large part of the music was completed during that same month and recorded over a period of three days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Sylvian  •  Yasuyuki Yamaguchi  •  Mao Kawaguchi
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Jean Cocteau  •  Steve Jansen  •  Ryuichi Sakamoto

20 minute music documentary shot in two days of November 1984 in, and around the outskirts of, Tokyo, Japan. A large part of the music was completed during that same month and recorded over a period of three days.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Sylvian  •  Yasuyuki Yamaguchi  •  Mao Kawaguchi
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Jean Cocteau  •  Steve Jansen  •  Ryuichi Sakamoto

David Sylvian and Robert Fripp: Live in Japan (1995)

The duo caught on film during their Road To Graceland '93 tour.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Robert Fripp  •  Pat Mastelotto  •  Michael Brook

The duo caught on film during their Road To Graceland '93 tour.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  David Sylvian  •  Robert Fripp  •  Pat Mastelotto  •  Michael Brook

Japan - The Very Best Of (2006)

Japan's 2006 DVD release, which includes seven promo videos as well as the Oil on Canvas concert recorded in 1982.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Richard Barbieri  •  Steve Jansen  •  Mick Karn  •  David Sylvian

Japan's 2006 DVD release, which includes seven promo videos as well as the Oil on Canvas concert recorded in 1982.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Richard Barbieri  •  Steve Jansen  •  Mick Karn  •  David Sylvian