Born in May 28, 1953
Arto is an American guitarist, singer, sound artist, record producer and well known for his distinctive soft voice and an often noisy, a self-taught guitar style. Brian Olewnick described Arto as "studiedly naïve ... sounding like the bastard child of Derek Bailey" as his guitar playing rarely includes actual chords.
Lindsay was much more influenced with sensuous Brazilian music themes as he spent many years in Brazil. Lindsay in the early 1980s, for his particular style of guitar work, was featured in the early recordings of John Lurie's "fake jazz" outfit the Lounge Lizards and the Golden Palominos.
This group worked to break down distinctions between rock music, pop music, improvisation and avant-garde experimentalism. Lindsay formed the Ambitious Lovers with keyboardist Peter Scherer, after leaving the Lounge Lizards.
In late 1980s and 1990s, Lindsay also composed a number of soundtracks, dance commissions and even continued to dabble in No Wave-influenced projects, most notably with the Arto Lindsay Trio, with Gibbs and Dougie Bowne.
Over the years, Lindsay has lent his musical talents to and collaborated with various artists such as: They Might Be Giants, David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, Marc Ribot, Cibo Matto, Bill Frisell, Animal Collective, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Krisma, Kip Hanrahan, and many more.
Arto Lindsay has appeared in number of films, usually in tie-ins with other artists.he gave a cameo appearance in the Madonna vehicle Desperately Seeking Susan and can be seen playing "skronk" guitar in Downtown 81, a film about the art and music in the East Village featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat and Deborah Harry. Arto also featured in Step Across the Border, a documentary on the musician Fred Frith, directed by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.