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Otomo Yoshihide

Ōtomo Yoshihide (大友良英), born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan, is an experimental musician, a turntablist and guitarist. Heplayed in rock bands while at college, but turned to improvisation after discovering free jazz and free improvisation musicians likethe guitarist Derek Bailey, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (from whom he had lessons). He wasthe leader of the noise rock group Ground-Zero in the 90’s.

Ōtomo studied at the Meiji University from 1979 where he took a course on ethnomusicology in which he concentrated onJapanese pop music ...read more

Ōtomo Yoshihide (大友良英), born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan, is an experimental musician, a turntablist and guitarist. Heplayed in rock bands while at college, but turned to improvisation after discovering free jazz and free improvisation musicians likethe guitarist Derek Bailey, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (from whom he had lessons). He wasthe leader of the noise rock group Ground-Zero in the 90’s.

Ōtomo studied at the Meiji University from 1979 where he took a course on ethnomusicology in which he concentrated onJapanese pop music during World War II and the development of musical instruments during the Chinese Cultural Revolution(samples of instruments and music from this period are found in several of his records). From 1981, Ōtomo played freeimprovisation in clubs, performing on guitar and also using tapes and electronics.

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1999

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