Otomo Yoshihide is not only a legendary Japanese guitarist, composer, gramophone player and a master of free improvisation – he is also one of the most important and formative personas of contemporary music. He belongs to a generation of exceptional and strong creators such as Mezbow or Keiji Haino but his ability to capture practically the whole musical universe connects him to John Zorn or Mike Patton. He casually manages to fit conceptual electroacoustic music, noise, guitar free improvisation and big band jazz arrangements with a twist all into his work. He returned to Bratislava after many years to introduce his guitar and gramophone solo. Produced by A4 as a part of a project of international cooperation Re-Imagine Europe, co-financed by the program of EU Creative Europe and supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council and Bratislava Autonomous Region.
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