Otomo Yoshihide (大友良英, born August 1, 1959 in Yokohama) is a Japanese experimental musician. He is a turntablist and guitarist.
Otomo played in rock bands while at college, but turned to improvisation after discovering free jazz and free improvisation musicians like the guitarist Derek Bailey, the saxophonist Kaoru Abe and guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi (from whom he had lessons).
Otomo studied at the Meiji University from 1979 where he took a course on ethnomusicology in which he concentrated on Japanese pop music during World War II and the development…
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