Otomo Yoshihide

Otomo Yoshihide

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Birthday 1st August, 1959
Zodiac Sign Leo
Occupation Text Multi-instrumentalist, composer
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, noise
Music Genre Avant-Garde Music
Year(s) Active 1987-present
Music Style Pop/Rock, Ambient, Experimental, Electronica, Noise, Japanese Rock, Electronic, Classical, Sound Art, Jazz, Free Improvisation, Avant-Garde Jazz, Microsound, Structured Improvisation, Opera
Music Mood Cathartic, Detached, Provocative, Confrontational, Austere, Playful, Intense, Turntables
Instrument Guitar, Composer, Sampling, Electronics
Instrument (text) Guitar, turntable
Record Label Recommended Records, P-Vine Records, Tzadik Records, Erstwhile Records
Associated Acts Ground Zero, Tatsuya Oe, Christian Marclay, Sachiko M, Jon Rose, Jim O'Rourke, Nobukazu Takemura

Otomo Yoshihide (大友 良英, Ōtomo Yoshihide, born August 1, 1959) is a Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist. He first came to international prominence in the 1990s as the leader of the experimental rock group Ground Zero, and has since worked in a variety of contexts, ranging from free improvisation to noise, jazz, avant-garde and contemporary classical. He is also a pioneering figure in the EAI-scene, and is featured on important records on labels like Erstwhile Records. He has composed music for many films, television dramas, and commercials. He plays guitar, turntables, and electronics.

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