Phonometak Series #7
On Fillmore: Formed in the Summer of 2000, after performing together with Jim O’Rourke, acoustic upright bass and percussion duo On Fillmore creates original music that incorporates field recordings. Bassist Darin Gray(Dazzling Killmen, Brise-Glace, Yona-Kit, You Fantastic!, Grand Ulena, Bobby Conn, Cheer Accident)and drummer Glenn Kotche (Wilco). Their sound takes the listener to exotic sonic locations – both real and imagined – resulting in music that is peerless in contemporary composition.
Massimo Pupillo, Uchihashi Kazuhisa , Yasuhiro Yoshigaki:
Massimo Pupillo is well known as a bassist for the jazzcore band Zu, but his musical career includesGermanotta Youth, Black Engine, Dogon, Gebbia, Ligeti, Pupillo (these four all onWallace Records), Ardecore, Evolve (with FM Einheit of Einsturzende Neubauten),OffOnOff (with Terrie Ex of band The Ex), Original Silence (Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth, Jim O’Rourke and Mats Gustafsson) in addition to regular collaborations with Stephen O’Malley (Sunn O)))) and the father of european free jazz, Peter Brotzmann.
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki was born in Hyogo in 1959. While a university student, he started performing on the Kansai (western Japan) jazz scene. Following stints as leader of various groups, including a Kansai salsa band and an improvisational music ensemble, he founded the bands Altered States and Sights. Yoshigaki played in such groups as Modern Chokichokis, Otomo Yoshihide’sGround-Zero, Shibusashirazu. He also performs and records with artists in many other genres, in addition, he’s participated in the Tokyo and Kyoto Operations of John Zorn‘s Cobra; and in music production for theater and films by Shinji Somai, Christopher Doyle, and others.
Kazuhisa Uchihashi is a Japanese guitarist involved in free improvisation music. Born in 1959 in Osaka, Uchihashi began to play the guitar at age 12, playing in various rock bands, though he later studied jazz music. In 1988 he joined the band the First Edition, and in 1990 formed the bandAltered States. He was also a member of Otomo Yoshihide’s Ground Zero from 1994 to 1997. Uchihashi also plays daxophone, and in addition to his role as a free improviser, Uchihashi has been the musical director for Osaka theatre group Ishinha, has held improvisation workshops in various cities in Japan, as well as London, and has set up his own record label, Innocent Records, had held music festival from 1996 Festival Beyond Innocence annual for eleven years.