Musician, writer and avant-garde pioneer Ami Yoshida began her musical career around 1990. In 2003 she released the solo album Tiger Thrush. In the same year, Astro Twin + Cosmos--a split two-CD set by Astro Twin, Yoshida's project with Utah Kawasaki, and Cosmos, her duo with Sachiko M--won the Golden Nica (grand prize) in the Digital Music Division of Ars Electronica. Yoshida was one of the originators of the "onkyo" style, a worldwide musical movement of the 1990s and 2000s. She is also a writer of novels, reviews and essays. Her writings include SummerSpring (Ota Publishing) and the novel Yuki-chan no iu koto wa zettai [Yuki-chan's word is law] (Kodansha). "Ami Yoshida, or, Yoshio Otani," her project with musician and critic Otani, carries out boundary-transcending experiments that include readings, music and literature. She has recently been engaged in original creative endeavors in the performing arts field.
Ami Yoshida on the Ftarri, Hitorri, Meenna, and Improvised Music from Japan labels
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