Uchihashi has versatile genius as a guitarist, composer and also Daxophone player, and has been conducting his rock-oriented powerful improvised band “Altered States” for 19 years with continueing to create his own new guitar music in solo as well as in “Altered States.”
He was born in Osaka, Japan in 1959, and has been played guitar since his twelfth years, mainly “Pop’n Roll” thoroughout his teens. Later he became involved in jazz.
Since 1983 he has devoted himself intensively to free improvised music. He experimented thouroughly with many different kinds of machines and sound-devices to expand the expression possibilities of the electric guitar.
He also composed music for films, theatre plays, dance. Among them, he has been working with Japanese Thertre group “ISHINHA” for more than 25 years.
He made a name for himself in Japan in concerts with such improvising musicians as Hans Reichel, Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Ned Rothenberg, Barre Phillips, Kan Tae Fwan, Peter Brotzman, Derek Bailey, Samm Bennett, Steve Beresford, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp, Eugene Chadbourne, Henry Kaiser, Chris Cutler, Charles Hayward, Han Bennink, Shelley Hirsch, GURU GURU, Franz Hautzinger, Roger Turner, Bobby Previte, Wayne Horvitz, Mani Neumeier, Chiristian Marclay, Mark Feldman, Joelle Leandre, Carl Stone, Burkhard Stangle David Allen and others.
Since 1995 he has been starting to direct “New Music Action Workshop” of NMA for young Improviser and visited often to Sapporo. It’s the very chance to listen to such as his world of soundscape that transcends guitar.
Kazuhisa Uchihashi “Guitar & Daxophone” solo live
Term: August 17th, 2014
Hour: open/19:00, play/19:30
Admission: Advance/2,000yen, door/2,500yen (500yen discount for ACF member)
Directed by NMA
Cooprated by ACF and MUSEUM
Booking: ＋81(0)11-742-3458, firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: Aya Shomura