electric guitar/daxophone/resonant harp guitar

Kazuhisa Uchihashi (guitar,daxophone)

Born in Osaka, Japan in 1959, Uchihashi plays a huge variety of music, having a distinctive musical voice in rock, jazz and improvised music.  He composes widely for film, theatre and dance, including 31 years of work with the Japanese theatre group Ishina.  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 Hwan, 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,Sainkho Namtchylak, Mani Neumeier, Chiristian Marclay,Mark Feldman, Joelle Leandre,Carl Stone, Burkhard Stangle David Allen, and more than hundreds.  He organized the legendary Japanese power trio Altered States, active for over 30 years, which also worked inside Otomo Yoshihide's Ground Zero in the 1990s. In recent years, he has focused on pan-asian identity in music. Since 2010 he's traveled to Indonesia, Thailand and China to create special collaborative projects with local musicians. Mahanyawa is one of the best collaboration unit with SENYAWA from Indonesia. His special instrument, the daxophone, is a creation of the late guitarist/inventor, Hans Reichel, who was a creative partner of Uchihashi.