AYUO Profile


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AYUO (Ayuo Takahashi)

Guitar, Bouzouki, Celtic Harp, Hurdy-Gurdy, Psaltery, Koto, Vocals, Words and Music

Born October 19, 1960. He spent 1963-65 in Berlin and Stockholm and 1966-75 in New York City.
He studied guitar first with Stanley Silverman and later with William Hellerman.He later studied the Japanese Biwa, Chinese Zheng, European Lute, and classical music composition.He joined "Fushitsusha",
an avant-garde rock group led by Keiji Haino in 1979.
Since 1983, he has recorded 10 solo albums for labels such as Midi,
Epic-Sony, JVC Victor,Polygram, and others, in which he recorded with Peter Hammill, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carlos Alomar,David Lord, Danny Thompson, and members of Steeleye Span and Fairport Convention.
His more recent music tries to show the ancient musical link on the silkroad from Europe through the Balkans to Persia, India, Central Asia, China, Korea, and Japan by exploring the possibilities of using ancient and traditional music to create new music.
He now leads his own group for which he composes and plays Bouzouki, Hurdy-Gurdy, Guitar, and other instruments

Hiromi Ohta, David Rord, Kazue Sawai, AYUO

Donal Lunny, AYUO