Kazuhisa Uchihashi: electric guitar , daxophone
Kazuhisa Uchihashi (born Osaka, Japan, 1959) plays guitar and daxophone. Since 1983 he has played free improvised music. He experimented with 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 Brötzmann, 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 Stangl, David Allen, and others.
He has been conducting his rock-oriented improvised band "Altered States" for 19 years and continues to create solo music for guitar as well as in "Altered States". He is also known for playing with Otomo Yoshihide's GROUND ZERO.
Since 1995 he has been to directing a monthly "New Music Action Workshop" for young improvisers in Kobe and Tokyo.
From 1996 - 2007 he has been organizing the New Music festival "BEYOND INNOCENCE" in Osaka. He also organized NPO Beyond Innocence in Osaka in 2001.
He is also known by daxophone player (the daxophone is a new instrument created by Hans Reichel)