Ōtomo Yoshihide

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Published on: 2 December 2010

Yoshihide Otomo (大友 良英, Ōtomo Yoshihide, born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese composer and multi-instrumentalist.

He first came to international prominence in the 1990s as the leader of the noise rock group Ground Zero, and has since worked in a variety of contexts, ranging from free improvisation to noise, jazz 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 plays guitar, turntables, and electronics.

Otomo Yoshihide guitar solo Tokyo 1994

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