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All the notes that the links in this biography restrict themselves to are personal recollections. Where the projects are not my own, they only deal with my own part in them. They are not in any sense complete histories. Where applicable I have linked to proper sources for more complete information. Similarly, the recordings mentioned here are only those in which I was involved.



               The College Boys                                    Hell's Angels residency                           The College Boys           

"I never studied music, but like many of my generation, played in bands at school from the age of about 14, messing about, in turn, with the banjo, guitar, trumpet, flute but settling for drums in the end because I wanted to be in a band and drummers were scarcest. The first band I was in did a lot of Shadows/Ventures style instrumental music, the next played local dance standards - a lot of chuck Berry, hit parade & party music. Then I was in a Soul band for a while and after that an R&B group.




Around 1965, I settled into a band that slowly became stranger and stranger, winding up sounding like Soft Machine/Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd at about the same time that these groups first emerged onto the London scene. From being unemployable we suddenly started to get gigs in the same London clubs.


The lists start shortly after that. I started keeping better records after I left Henry Cow, but they were still pretty patchy. So, the following endless lists are just bones until 1994 when they get more detailed. This is surely only for people who really want to know!"




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  • Joined Henry Cow with whom I remained until its disbandment in 1978. We toured continually all over Europe, wrote & performed music for 2 stage plays (Euripides' "The Bacchae" & Shakespeare's "The Tempest") as well as for two original ballets with the Cambridge Contemporary Dance Group. The group managed on 3 occasions to 'merge' itself with other groups or artists. First with Slapp Happy, then Robert Wyatt, & finally The Mike Westbrook Brass Band with Frankie Armstrong (aka The Orcestra).
  • During this period, I also worked intermittently with Gong & both the London Philharmonic & The Berlin Radio Orchestras as soloist in David Bedford's 'Star's End'.


Rio Poster by Graham Keatley
  • January to June saw the last half year of Henry Cow in which we set up Rock In Opposition, organised a festival in London, wrote an entire set of new material, underwent several small personnel changes, revisited all the countries we'd ever played in and recorded our last LP (Western Culture). Our penultimate concert was in the cathedral square in Milan on July 25, 1978 (our last concert was to have been a festival in London, which we showed up for but as a result of eccentric planning on the promoters part, were unable to perform at). After this we all went our various ways.
  • This was also when I founded Recommended Records (with Nick Hobbs) - an alternative, independent, non-commercial record distribution, mailorder network and label. And the group Art Bears (with Fred Frith & Dagmar Krause).
  • After a month In Spain with Daevid Allen and Gong, I went with them in a cardboard airplane (featuring an exiting unexplained emergency stop in the Azores) to play at Giorgio Gomelsky's Zu Manifestival in New York, where I also played with Fred Frith and Peter Blegvad.

                                          The ReR Logo, a double-headed lion, the ancient egyptian phonetic letter R, featuring Xerefu and Akeru, one facing toward the past the other to the future - this iteration derived from a photo I took in park in Brasil of a municipal rubbish bin lid.



  • Tours in Europe and America with Fred Frith as an improvising duo.
  • UCLA quartet with Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, John French.
  • Recording and concerts with Aqsak Maboul.
  • Recording and tour with Art Bears.
  • Recording with The Residents.
  • Print and publish the Henry Cow Book.


        London handover to your humble servant of the disputed
        Eskimo masters by incognito Resident accompanied by
        an officer of the Avant Garde security company outside
        the security deposit company in whose vaults the masters
        remained until released to Ralph Records a year later by
        the band .



  • Co-found the group Cassiber with Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth and Christoph Anders, Recording, Festivals and tours.
  • Tour Japan with The Work.
  • Headmasters, Zurich.
  • Recording with David Thomas and Anton Fier.
  • Concerts with David Thomas and Lindsay Cooper as The Pedestrians.
  • Second IASPM conference, Canada.


         Second edition cover by Dirk Vallons


  • Formation of Lindsay Cooper's Music For Films (Lindsay Cooper, Sally Potter, Phil Minton, Vicky Aspinall, Georgie Born). European tours.
  • Tours with David Thomas and Lindsay Cooper in Europe, USA, Canada.
  • Tours with The Accordion Club (David Thomas and John Kirkpatrick).
  • Tours with Cassiber.
  • Coordinator of the Young Musicians Project at the International Music Festival Montipulciano.
  • Establish the Re Quarterly, an LP-Magazine of experimental music, cultural studies, technical & theoretical writing on popular music.


                      Jim Jones


  • Tours in Europe and Canada with Kalahari Surfers, Black Sheep & Quatre Guitaristes... Montreal Video .
  • Bari Festival project with David Thomas and the Agaton Twins.
  • Reformation of Pere Ubu, Recording, US tour.
  • Victoriaville Festival with Heiner Goebbels/Heiner Muller's 'Man in the Elevator'. With Fred Frith, Arto Lindsay, Andre Duchesne, Alfred Harth and Don Cherry.
  • Film Music for Canada Filmboard with Rene Lussier, Jean Derome and Tom Cora.
  • Recording & concerts with Peter Blegvad.

          The reformed Ubu: Alan Ravenstine, Tony Maimone, CC, David Thomas, Jim Jones, Scott Krauss



  • Premiere of Strange Drums by Lutz Glandien at International Festival of Electroacoustic Music, C.I.M.E, Berlin.
  • Avant Festival, Lisbon collaboration and tours with Telectu in Portugal.
  • In Moscow and Volgagrad with Lindsay Cooper's Oh Moscow (Phil Minton, Sally Potter, Hugh Hopper, Alfred Harth, Veryan Weston).
  • Trondheim Electroacoustic Music Festival and Berlin concerts with Fred Frith.
  • Recording of Lutz Glandien's 'Trompose' for percussion, tape and trombone (Connie Bauer) in Berlin.
  • London concert with Eugene Chadbourne.
  • Recording song project 'Domestic Stories' with composer Lutz Glandien, Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth.


  • Inventionen 92 Festival, Berlin - Premiere of 'Turbo Mortale', by Lutz Glandien, for Drums, Tuba and live Electronics with Lutz Glandien and Michael Vogt (Tuba).
  • Rotherhithe Art Gallery concert with Tim Hodgkinson.
  • Tour Europe with American group Hail.
  • Tour Sweden, Germany, France with Between project.
  • Italian concerts with La 1919.
  • Tour Switzerland, Austria with Wadi Gysi and Hans Reichel.
  • Berlin concerts with Jon Rose, Shelley Hirsch, Konrad and Matthias Bauer.
  • Premiere of Lutz Glandien's 'Trompose' for Tape, Electrified Drums and Trombone in Berlin.
  • Recording with Peter Blegvad.
  • Festivals with Cassiber at Strasbourg, Tokyo+, Kyoto
  • Chaos festival in Berlin and Austro-Hungarian Empire Tour with Jon Rose and Eugene Chadbourne: Cultural Terrorism Trio.
  • New Music festival in Lisbon with Telectu and Cassiber.


                           CC Chuck Vrtacek / O'Meara



  • Continuing work with Tickmayer/Nadj
  • Duo tour with Zeena Parkins.
  • AngelicA festival project with N.O.R.M.A. and Phil Minton.
  • Jon Rose Shopping in Viennese mall.
  • Duo with Jim Meneses.
  • LMC Festival London - Electroacoustic programme (2 premieres of compositions by Lutz Glandien) with Lutz Glandien and Michael Vogt.
  • Musique Action festival, Nancy - Shopping with Jon Rose, Shelley Hirsch, Otomo Yoshihide.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall Concert with Zeena Parkins.
  • Esslingen Festival with Fred Frith.
  • Ultima and Nordlyd Festivals, Norway, and NY Musik tour duo project with Tim Hodgkinson.
  • Nordhausen Festival with Premiere of Klaus Wilmanns' Suite for 5 improvisers and Orchestra.
  • Wels Festival - Trios with Fred Frith/Phil Minton and Christian
  • Marclay/Peter Hollinger.
  • Participation in the Jon Rose 'Techno with disturbances' project.
  • Concerts and recording with N.O.R.M.A. in Italy and Greece.


  • More with Tickmayer/Nadj.
  • Record Music for Circus Project with Stevan Tickmayer.
  • Horspiel for Rai Tre, Italy with Tiziano Popoli (broadcast Easter Day)
  • Berlin Festival with Lutz Glandien and Michael Vogt.
  • Duo with Fred Frith at Lucern for Rec Rec.
  • MIMI Festival, Arles with Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • Recording for Otomo Yoshihide/Bob Ostertag project 'Twins'.
  • Recording with N.O.R.M.A.
  • Recording with Peter Blegvad.
  • Edinburgh Festival with Towering Inferno.
  • Ulm Festival with Christian Marclay.
  • Tour Japan with Fred Frith.
  • Evenings of new Music, Bratislava. Duo concerts with Tim Hodgkinson.
  • Tokyo concert series with Keiji Heino, Haco, Otomo Yoshihide, Michiyo Yagi.
  • Hong Kong New Music Festival with Fred Frith. and Otomo Yoshihide.
  • Berlin, Krakow, Prague festivals with Zeena Parkins.
  • Tour Italy, Germany, Austria with Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • Alternativa Festival, Prague with Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • Japanese edition of File Under Popular published.
  • Ring Ring Festival, Belgrade. Trio with Stevan Tickmayer and Erno Kiraly.


  • Accidents and Emergencies, with Charles Hayward, Kaffe Matthews, Adam Bohman, Viv Dogan Corringham, Isa Suarez, John Bisset, Mario Diekuuroh, John Edwards, Kevin Hopper, London.
  • Institute of Contemporary Arts, London with Peter Cusak and Kaffe Matthews.
  • Photo exhibits for Extended Play exhibition, Photographic resource centre, Boston.
  • AngelicA Festival, Bologna - p53 - the Movie. Special project with Marie Goyette, Otomo Yoshihide, Lutz Glandien and Zygmunt Krauze.
  • Ring Ring Festival, Beograd. Trio with Jon Rose and Otomo Yoshihide and New programme with 8-piece N.O.R.M.A.
  • Musique Action Festival, Nancy. Duo with Fred Frith
  • Triennial, Koln with new quartet Tense Serenity with Fred Frith, Daan Vandewalle and Claudio Puntin.
  • LMC Festival, London with N.O.R.M.A.
  • Lecture at British Council Library and concert with Peter Blegvad Trio. Belgrade.
  • Workshop and concert for Orchestra Chaos, Barcelona.
  • Miro Foundation Festival with Zeena Parkins.
  • Recording with John Wolf Brennan, Evan Parker, Julie Tippets, Paul Rutherford.
  • Tour Chile and Argentina with Fred Frith.
  • Buenos Aries trio with Fred Frith. and Jon Rose.
  • Lectures in Santiago, Osorno, Buenos Aries.
  • Electronicage series with Peter Cusak, Alquimia.
  • Recording and concerts in Berlin with Lutz Glandien and Michael Vogt.
  • Barcelona Symposium. (Draft Database proposal)
  • Concerts with N.O.R.M.A.. (Italy)
  • Trio concerts with Massimo Simonini and Tiziano Popoli (Italy).
  • Trondheim Festival with Zeena Parkins.
  • Premiere of Das Zeichen der Drei, a horspiel for SFB, Germany with Lutz Glandien.
  • Premiere of Timescales at Zwischenspiel Festival, ICA, London, with Fred Frith, John Tilbury, Frank Schulte.
           At home with CC and Massimo Simonini


  • Sons D'Hivers Festival, Paris with Fred Frith.
  • Laboratoires D'Aubervilliers, Paris with Fred Frith and Tom Cora.
  • Grenoble Jazz Festival, France with Keith Rowe
  • London Purcell Rooms, Disastrodome with Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • London Queen Elizabeth Hall, Disastrodome with David Thomas' Mirror Man project (David Thomas, Linda Thompson, Jack and Bob Kidney, Bob Holman, Jackie Leven, Jane Bom-Bane, Peter Hammil).
  • San Sebastian Festival with Fred Frith.
  • Tour with Fred Frith. Tense Serenity (Fred Frith, Daan Vandewalle, Claudio Puntin, Lesli Dalaba)
  • Musique Action Festival with Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana Maria Avram, Tim Hodgkinson and Hyperion Ensemble (inc. premiere of 'Life on Earth')
  • Limelight, Kortryjk. with Daan Vandewalle and Jacques Palinckx.
  • Stirling Festival with Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • Japan: Solo Concerts in Kyoto and Tokyo
  • Duo concerts with Uchihashi Kasuhisa (Guitar) and Michiyu Yagi (Kotos)
  • Trio concerts with Peter Blegvad and John Greaves
  • Fruits De Mhere Festival, France with Jean Marc Montera, Jean Jacques Avenel, Jacques Di Donato
  • Expo '98, Lisbon with Telectu
  • Expo '98 Duo with Jorge Lima Barreto
  • Knitting Factory New York, Unearthed' Quartet with Peter Blegvad, John Greaves and guest Fred Frith.
  • East Coast Tour with Peter Blegvad Trio (Boston, Philadelphia, Silver Spring, Pittsburg, Cleveland, Chicago)
  • Knitting Factory, New York with David Thomas, Linda Thompson & 2 Pale Boys.
  • Instants Chavires, Paris, with Rene Lussier.
  • Salone Della Music Festival, Torino with Fred Frith.
  • VilniusJazz Festival with Fred Frith.
  • Radio Hall, Bucarest with Hyperion Ensemble. Soloist for premieres of new works by Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana Maria Avram
  • Instants Chavires, Paris, Quartet with Tony Buck, Jean Marc Montera and Jean Francois Pauvros.
  • Senza Parole, Milan, Live soundtrack for Carl Theodore Dryer's Die Vampyr with Giovanni Venosta and Roberto Musci.


  • Knitting Factory, New York with Zeena Parkins.
  • Concerts with Tom Dimuzio in Portland and Boston. Gallery opening.
  • Downtown Gallery, New York. Solo concert and duo with Charles Noyes.
  • Canadian Tour with Joanne Hetu.
  • Montreal Theatre De La Chapelle, Duo with Rene Lussier, Trio with Joanne Hetu and Christoph Migone. Radio Concerts.
  • Tour Italy with Fred Frith.
  • Angelica, Musique Action and Moers Festivals with Tense Serenity.
  • Opera House, Bologna, Lindsay Cooper's Oh Moscow arranged for orchestra by Veryan Weston, with John Edwards and Lol Coxhill.
  • 3 days 'projects' at Moers Festival with Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Tim Hodgkinson, Co Streif, Lesli Dalaba, Daan Vandewalle, Albert Markos, Claudio Puntin, Mars Jones.
  • Tour Japan with Hugh Hopper and Daevid Allen Trio (Gong International Family 30th birthday).
  • Yamaguchi — duo with Ichiraku and trio with Ichiraku and Uchihashi Kasuhisa
  • Big Apple, Kobe duo with Uchihashi Kasuhisa and Trio with Uchihashi and Haco
  • Omi Hachimann, Solo and duo with Uchihashi Kasuhisa
  • Opporto Festival with Telectu
  • Fruits Du Mhere Festival with Martin Tetreault and Xavier Charles
  • Klangperformale 99 Premiere of 3:3-Dritter Versuch with Lutz Glandien, Bert Wrede, Ulrich Krieger.
  • Los Angeles, Spaceland. With Tom Dimuzio and guests
  • San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill with Tom Dimuzio and Fred Frith.
  • San Francisco, Venue 9, with Tom Dimuzio and Lesli Dalaba
  • Portland, with Lesli Dalaba and Bill Horist
  • Seattle Trios with Lesli Dalaba, Bill Horist, Amy Denio, Bill Horist.
  • Los Angeles, Cal Arts, with Tom Dimuzio.
  • Mexico City, with Fred Frith.
  • Big Ear Festival, Budapest with Erno Kiraly and Ladek Katlin.
  • Angro do Heroismo, Azores, with Telectu
  • Electronicage, London with Peter Cusak and Alquimia
  • Senza Parole 99, Milan, Music for three silent films with Jon Rose, Claudio Gabbiani, Roberto Musci.
  • Solo concert, Cadore.
  • Duo concert with Massimo Simonini


  • Sons D' Hiver Festival, Paris. Premiere of Signe de Trois, Music-Theatre piece by Chris Cutler (text) and Stevan Tickmayer (music) with Marie Goyette, Eric Houzelot, Christian Germain.
  • French Institute, Lisbon with Telectu.
  • The Spitz London. Duo with Jon Rose.
  • Knitting Factory, New York with Zeena Parkins.
  • Museum School, Boston and Yale University, Hartford Talks and Sonic Arts Class.
  • VFW hall, Cambridge. Solo Concert.
  • The Red Room ,Baltimore. Solo and Duo with Jason Willet.
  • Speak In Tongues, Cleveland . Solo.
  • Entropy Studios, Detroit. Solo.
  • Oak Street Theatre, Portland. Solo and + Steve MacLean Ensemble,
  • Tonic, New York. Duo with Kato Hideki, also Zeena Parkins.
  • Bordeaux, Zoobizarre with Jean Marc Montera, Tony Buck, Jean Francois Pauvros.
  • Friche Belle de Mai, Marseilles with Jean Marc Montera, Tony Buck, Jean Francois Pauvros.
  • Festival des Musiques de Creation, Jonquiere, Canada with Pa.Linck.X1 project (Jacques and Bert Palinckx, Hans Burs, Daan Vandewalle, DJ Donotask, Chris Cutler)
  • Victoriaville Festival, Canada with Pa.Linck.X1
  • Victoriaville Festival, Canada, Mirrorman part 2 with David Thomas and Pale Orchestra.
  • Victoriaville, With David Thomas' 'Mirror Man'
  • Victoriaville Festival, Canada with Fred Frith.
  • LMC Festival, London with Jean-Herve Peron and Simon King
  • Musique Action Festival, Centre Culturele Nancy Vandoeuvre, France. La Signe de Trois. Music Theatre piece with text of mine and music by Stevan Tickmayer and myself, with Marie Goyette, Eric Houzelot & Christain Germain. Director Philippe Thomine.
  • Paradox Trilfestival, Tilburg, Holland with Pa.Linck.X1
  • Munster, Germany with Pa.Linck.X1.
  • Warwick University, England, with Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • Boston, Talk
  • Yale, Talk
  • Baltimore, The Red Room. Solo, Duo with Jason Willlet
  • Cleveland. Speak In Tongues, Solo
  • Detroit. Entropy Studios, Solo
  • Portland (Maine). Oak Street Theatre, Solo. (and with Steve MacLean Ensemble)
  • Marseille, Friche Belle de Mai. With Jean Marc Montera, Tony Buck, Jean Francois Pauvros
  • Jonquiere, With Palinckx project
  • Big Ear festival, Budapest. Solo
  • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland. With Pa.Linck.X1
  • Eindhoven Festival, Holland. With Pa.Linck.X1
  • Utrecht. With Pa.Linck.X1
  • Denver, Colorado. Duo with Tom Dimuzio
  • Alberquerque, New Mexico. Duo with Tom Dimuzio
  • Great American Music Hall, San Francisco. Quartet with Fred Frith, Tom Dimuzio and Beth Custer.
  • Mills College, Oakland. Solo
  • Knitting Factory, Los Angeles. Trio with Fred Frith and Tom Dimuzio.
  • Belgie, Hasselt, Belgium. Duo with Kato Hideki.
  • Alternativa Festival. Prague. Pa.Linck.X1
  • Centre Choreographique, Orleans, France. Music with Stevan Tickmayer for Josef Nadj Dance Ensemble.


  • Grenoble Jazz Festival, Tullins, France. Solo
  • Roulette TV, New York. Solo
  • Centre for Cultural Exchange. Portland, Main. Solo
  • Roulette, New York. Solo
  • Bennies, Philadelphia. Solo
  • The Red Room, Baltimore. Solo
  • Speaking in Tongues, Cleveland.Solo
  • Martyrs, Chicago. Solo
  • Millvale Industrial Theatre, Pittsburgh, with Ann LeBaron
  • MOCA-DC, Washington. -Solo
  • House Show, Chapel Hill.Solo
  • The Engine Room, Athens, Georgia. Solo
  • Earthshaking Music, Atlanta, Georgia.  Solo
  • Chattanooga. Solo
  • Voorhuit, Ghent. Christan Wolff's 'For 1,2,3 Players'. With Daan Vandewelle and Jean Marc Montera
  • Kafe Mysik Duo, Lyon, France. With Xavier Garcia
  • Kafe Mysik Duo, Lyon, France. - Solo Mirror Man, UK.
    - TOUR With David Thomas, Linda Thompson, Bob and Jack Kidney, Bob Holman, Andy Diagram and Keith Moline.
  • South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell.
  • Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry.
  • Contact Theatre, Manchester.
  • Le Weekend Festival, Stirling.
  • Salisbury Festival, Salisbury.
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.
  • Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton. Charles Chaplin - The Goldrush (Live soundtrack) - With Sebastian Hilken (cello), Stefan Kaminski (narration) and Steven Garling (percussion, noises)
  • St. Jacobi Church, Stralsund, Germany. Ditto
  • Freiluftkino Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany. Ditto
  • Kornhaus Klosterruine, Bad Oberan, Germany. EWA7 - Annie Gosfield's Factory Project Museum of Industry, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Norblin Factory, elazna 51/53. Ditto both with AG, Roger Kleier, Jim Pugilese
  • Druzba/kapu beisl, Linz, Austria. 20.30. Solo
  • Big Ear Festival, Budapest. - With Peter Cusak.
  • Palais des beaux-arts, Bruxelles. - With Daan Vandwalle, Ann Saelens (story-telling), Marco Mazzini (clarinet)
  • Aller-retour Festival, Nantes. - With Daan Vandwalle and DJ Grazzhoppa
  • Aller-retour Festival, Nantes. - With Daan Vandwalle and Peter Vermeersch
  • Dodorama (Worm) Rotterdam, 16.00. Solo
  • Muzieksalon @ Grasland, Haarlem, Holland. 20.30 Solo
  • Flanders Festival, Antwerp. - With Daan Vandwalle


  • Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MASS. Solo, duo with Steve McLean, trio, Michael Bierylo
  • Tonic, New York. Duo with Iku Mori and quartert with Ikue, Kato Hideki & Sylvie Courvioisier.
  • Artspace Gallery, Richmond, VA. Solo
  • House Show, Chapel Hill, NC. Solo
  • The New Brookland Tavern, West Columbia, South Carolina. Solo and duo - with Kevin Green.
  • The Western Front, Vancouver. Solo (talk in afternoon)
  • Cornelius Cardew's Treatise project. Corsica. With Helene Breschand, Daan Vandewalle, Jean Marc Montera, Lelio Gianetto, Hans Koch, Thomas Lehn,
  • Montevideo, Marseilles, Treatise.
  • Musique Action Festival, Nancy. Solo
  • Aterforum Festival, Ferrara, Italy - With Peter Blegvad, John Greaves, Karen Mantler.
  • Podewil Anniversary Concert. Berlin, Germany - With Peter Cusak
  • Recording with Bob Drake and Lukas Simonis
  • MIMI Festival, Illes du Frioul/Marseille - With John Greaves and Joseph Racaille


  • Radio France, Paris, France. Radio work with Xavier Garcia.
  • Lantaaren/Venster, Rotterdam, Holland. Performance of Stockhausen's "Kontakte", with Daan Vandewalle
  • Subtropics Festival. PS742, Little Havana, Miami. Solo.
  • Surreal Subtropics Marathon. PS742, Little Havana, Miami Solo. Performance of Life on Earth with
  • Flicker Theatre and Bar, Athens. Solo.
  • Eyedrum, Atanta, Georgia. Solo.
  • Barking Legs Theatre. Solo.
  • Zeitgeist, New Orleans. Solo.
  • Pauline Olivieros Foundation. Houston.  Solo.. With Susan Alcorn.
  • 811 Art Lounge (The Robert Tatum Studio), San Antonio. Solo.
  • Ballet Austin Academy, Austin. Solo.
  • Dallas Center for Contemporary Art. Dallas. Solo.
  • Bare Hands Gallery, Birmingham. Solo.
  • Ruby Green Contemporary Arts Center. Solo.
  • John Church of Christ, Louisville, KY. Solo.
  • Detroit Art Space. Detroit. Solo.
  • Schubas, Chicago, 3159 N. Southport. Solo.
  • Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Cleveland. Solo. With Home and Gardens.
  • Signal 66, NW Washington DC. Solo.
  • Sedgwick Cultural Center.  Solo..
  • Instants Chavires, PARIS, France.  Solo.
  • Instants Chavires, PARIS, France. Trio with Jean Marc Montera, Jean Francois Pauvros.
  • Kunstmuseum, LUCERNE, Switzerland. With John Wolf Brennan, Daniele Patumi.
  • Cave 12, GENEVA, Switzerland. Solo.
  • Reithalle, BERN, Switzerland. Solo.
  • Twice Around The World 11.05 to 11.45 Austrian time: An out of the Blue Radio composite. Austrian National Radio (ORF) Österreich 1 (92.0 FM)
  • Point Sheffield, England. Solo..
  • MoMA at The Zodiac, 190 Cowley Rd., Oxford, England. Duo with Fred Frith.
  • Kulturwirtschaft, Triepkendorf.  Solo.
  • Podewil, Violet Music series. Berlin.  Solo.
  • Co-Lab 2003, Teatro Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal. Solo. and with Jon Rose, Phil Minton, Eugene Chadbourne.
  • Cornelius Cardew's Treatise. Ensemble d'Improvisateurs Européens: Hélène Breschand - harpe; Chris Cutler - batterie, électronique; Lelio Giannetto - contrebasse; Hans Koch - saxophone soprano, clarinette basse; Thomas Lehn - synthétiseur analogique; Jean-Marc Montera - guitare, objets, électronique; Daan Vandewalle - piano
  • Europa Jazz Festival du Mans. Les saulnières - Le Mans with Ensemble d'Improvisateurs Européens
  • Pannonica, Nantes with Ensemble d'Improvisateurs Européens
  • Théâtre Athenor. Saint-Nazaire with Ensemble d'Improvisateurs Européens
  • Musicbar 10°, Innsbruck, Austria. Solo.
  • CRC. Abano Terme/, Italy. With Jim Meneses
  • Centro Stabile di Cultura. Schio, Italy. With Jim Meneses
  • Area Sismica, Forli, Italy. With Jim Meneses
  • Spmii, Bologna, Italy. With Jim Meneses
  • Club Sidecar, Barcelona. With Jim Meneses
  • Montevideo Festival. Marseille. With Jim Meneses



  • UltraSchall Festival, Sophiensale, Berlin. Solo
  • The Spitz, London. - With Thomas Dimuzio.
  • De Bailie Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam, Holland. On Imaginary Media - a multimedia theatre presentation by Peter Blegvad.
  • The Rotunda.  Solo.
  • John Slade Ely House.  Solo, trio with Jack Vees, Shawn Persinger
  • Berklee College of Music.  Solo and with Steve MacLean
  • The Cervantes Ballroom. Solo and combo. With Tom Dimuzio., Hamster Theatre, Janet Feder
  • Zeitgeist Gallery. Trio with Steve MacLean, Dan Soltzberg
  • Diapason Gallery. With Koichi Makigami: vocal, electronics. Kato Hideki: bass synth, electric bass, James Fei: analog synth, alto sax, reverb tank, etc. & Michael Schumacher: piano + electronics
  • NightLight at the Skylight Exchange.  Solo
  • New Brookalnd Tavern.  Solo, with Kevin Green
  • Tonic, NYC. With Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier
  • Grant Recital Hall.  Solo
  • Avante Festival. With: Vitor Rua, Jorge Lima Barratos, Jac Berrocal, Tom Chant. (Lisbon, Portugal)
  • The Abergavenny Food Festival. The Peter Blegvad Trio.
  • Drum Ensemble Tour. With Pavel Fajt, Alan Vitous, Chris Cutler, Jim Menesesm, Hearn Gadbois, Milos Vacik, Milo Dvoracek, Elvis Kititi, Ivan Acher, Tereza Petráová
  • Smrzovka, Parkhotel; Drum Ensemble
  • Budejovice; Trebic Narodni dum; Drum Ensemble
  • Sumperk Dùm kultury; Drum Ensemble
  • Brno Semillaso; Drum Ensemble
  • Bratislava, Babylon; Drum Ensemble
  • Praha, Laterna Magika Drum Ensemble, extended with Milan Cais, Ondøej Smeykal, Urna Chahar tugchi, F ilip Topol, Josef Klíè.
  • Pere Ubu UK tour (Soundtrack to stereoscopic print of It Came From Outer Space.)
  • The Ocean London
  • Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
  • The Arches, Glasgow
  • The Dome, Brighton
  • Lighthouse, Poole
  • Colston Hall, Bristol
  • Arts Centre, Warwick
  • European Improvisors Ensemble. New programme with two new commissioned pieces, and works by Earl Brown, John Cage, Chris Cutler.
  • GRM Montevideo, Marseille France. European Improvisors Ensemble
  • Aix en Provence, France. European Improvisors Ensemble
  • Festival 38rugissants. Grenoble, France. Duo with Xavier Garcia.


  • Teatro Paços de Manuel Porto. Portugal Solo
  • Auditorio Municipal da Guarda. Solo
  • Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon Solo
  • Prospect Park Bandshell, New York. Pere Ubu - Live film soundtrack performance to a screening of Roger Corman's "The Man With X-Ray Eyes
  • London Jazz Festival - The Purcell rooms, Southbank, London. With Peter Blegvad and John Paul Jones. For BBC radio, 'The Verb'
  • Café Swartz Norrköpings stadsbibliotek (The Public Library).  Solo
  • Fylkingen Stockholm, Sweden, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, Stockholm, Sweden Solo.
  • Avantgarde Fiesta  Solo and in combinations. With Faust, Charles Hayward, Uli Trepte and others.
  • Teatro Cavallerizza Reggio Emilia, Italy. Writing II - with Heiner Goebbels (piano), Ensemble Icarus, Michele De Marchi (voce recitante).
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Boston, North Adams, Mass, USA. Man with the X-Ray Eyes. With Pere Ubu.
  • Jazz a LUZ, Luz, France. With Fred Frith.
  • Jazz a LUZ France. With Reel Meeting (Xavier Garcia, Lucia, Recio, Jean-Paul Autin, Eric Brochard).
  • Jazz Festival Parthenay. With Reel Meeting.
  • Zappa Club Tel Aviv, Israel. 22.00. With Fred Frith. 2 Shows.
  • Acousmania 2005 Bucaresti The International festival of Electronic and Computer Music (Fourth Edition). With Iancu Dumitrescu, Anamaria Avram, Tim Hodgkinson, the Hyperion Ensemble.
  • Moers Festival Moers, Germany. With Pere Ubu. "Live free or diet."
  • Tartu Harbour Theatre Tartu, Estonia. 21.00. Solo, with Taavi Kerikmae
  • Estonian Puppet Theatre Tallinn Estonia. 20:00. with Taavi Kerikmae.
  • Musique Action Festival Nancy-Vandoeuvre, France. With Iancu Dumitrescu, Anamaria Avram, Tim Hodgkinson, Rhodri Davis, Elio Martescielo. New compositions for spatialised 6-way processed sound projection.
  • Byrd Theatre Richmond VA, James River Film Festival. With Pere Ubu, live underscore to Roger Corman's "The Man With X-Ray Eyes"


  • Moscow Cultural Centre DOM. Duo with Fred Frith. With Nick Sudnik group. (St.Petersburg, Russia)
  • Sergey Kuryokin International Festival. Duo with Fred Frith. Trio with Vlad Makarov. (Moscow, Russia)
  • Contemporary Music Festival, Belfast  Duo with Fred Frith.
  • Contemporary Music Festival, Belfast Concert with Telectu.
  • Akademie der Kunste Berlin. Herb Robertson Trumpet (NY), Kim Clarke - E-Bass, Terry Jenoure Voice, Violin. Chris Cutler, Drums, perform compositions by Terry Jenoure, Sibylle Pomorin, Franz Martin Olbrisch.
  • Tritonales Festival, Paris. Mahavishnu Birds of Fire Revisited (Hugh Hopper, Patrice Meyer, Francois Verly, Chris Cutler).
  • Avante Festival, Portugal. WithTelectu and Carlos Zingaro
  • ExperimantaClub Festival
  • Canturbury Festival The Marlowe Theatre. With Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper.
  • Levontin 7 Club, Tel Aviv with Dror Feiler, Ariel Shibolet, Igor Krutogolov
  • City Halls, Glasgow. Performance of p53 for Orchestra and soloists with The BBC Scottish Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov. Soloists: Zeena Parkins, John Rose, and Chris Cutler.
  • Tesla, Berlin. Presentation of There and Back Again (new radio work) with discussion
  • Zappa Club, tel Aviv, with Daevid Allen and Hugh Hopper
  • The Stone, New York, with Fred Frith, guest Hugh Hopper
  • The Stone, New York with Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson
  • The Stone, New York with Fred Frith  and Tim Hodgkinson





  • Concertgebouw, Bruges, Cage Happening, With The Bad Boys Collective (Daan Vandewalle, Arne Deforce and Jean-Marc Montera)
  • Montevideo, Marseilles. An Open Cage, With Daan Vandewalle and Jean-Marc Montera.
  • The Luminiere, London A Stockhausen tribute, with Daan Vandewalle and Robin Rimbaud.
  • Brainville 3  tour with Daevid Allen, Hugh Hopper, CC
  • The Beyaz Club, Pulsano Marina, Italy Brainville 3 
  • Cantieri Musicali Music Club, Vetralla , Viterbo Brainville 3 
  • Stazione Birra, Rome Brainville 3 
  • Auditorium Flog, Firenze Brainville 3 
  • Auditorium, Gorizia Brainville 3 
  • Lido Kultur, Berlin Brainville 3 
  • Auditorium Flaiano, Pescara Brainville 3 
  • Le Triton, Paris) Brainville 3 
  • Spirit of 66, Belgium Brainville 3 
  • Festival International de Musique Actuelle, Victoriaville, Qc. Canada with ArtBears Songbook (Fred Frith, Zeena Parkins, Carla Kilstehdt, Jewlia Rosenberg and Kristen Slipp)
  • King's Place, London) with Annie Gosfield's EWA7 with Annie Gosfield and Roger Klieir
  • Centrum Kultury Zamek, Poznan. Poland with Reportaż  "Operacja media"
  • Cafe Oto, London. LMC Festival Solo.
  • Festiv Alternativo Queretaro, with Banda Elastica
  • Macedonian National Opera Foyer and Stage. Skopje Macedonia, with Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra, Conductor Borjan Canev playing Nikola Kodjabashia's Explosion of a Memory,
  • Musicbox, Lisbon with ORGANIZAÇÃO
  • Musicbox, Lisbon, duo with Vítor Rua
  • Avantgarde Festival Schiphorst, Germany with DACH (Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana Maria Avram and Tim Hodgkinson)


  • Bourgoin Jallieu. Les Abbatoirs, France with Peter Blegvad, John Greaves, Karen Mantler
  • Cultural Centre. DOM, Moscow. Solo
  • Art Centre Pushkinskaya Experimental Sound Gallery, St Petersburg. Solo and with Nick Sudnick, Ramil Shamsutdinov
  • OdeGand. Ghent Handelbeurs, Gent, Opening event of the Flanders Festival. The Bad Boys Collective (Daan Vandewall, Anre Deforce, Jean-Marc Montera, Chris Cutler). Cage programme.
  • Vancouver New Music Festival. Vancouver, Canada. Scotiabank Dance Centre, Solo
  • Music Gallery at SPK (Polish Combatants Association Hall). Toronto, Canada. Solo
  • Unlimited Festival. Wels, Austria. John Zorn's Cobra "Wels Operations", with Ikue Mori, Zeena Parkins, Shayna Dunkelman, Sylvie Courvoisier, Okkyung Lee, Maja Ratkje, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Fred Frith, David Watson, Tony Buck & Noid Haberl
  • Unlimited Festival. Wels, Austria. Duo with Fred Frith
  • International Festival of Contemporary Music Melos-Ethos. Bratislava. Bad Boys with Daasn Vandewalle, Arne Deforce and Jean-Marc Montera). Cage programme.
  • Great Hall Goldsmiths College. University of London.  Duo with Fred Frith
  • Avantgarde Festival, Schiphorst, Germany. with Peter Blegvad, John Greaves,  Dagmar Krause 
  • Avantgarde Festival, Schiphorst, Germany. with Yumi Hara, Geoff Leigh,  John Greaves - later to become The Artaud Beats.




  • Teatro Communale di Modena, A tribute to the music of Robert Wyatt. With Comicoperando (Richard Hastings, Dagmar Krause, Annie Whitehead, John Edwards, Michel Delville, Alex Maguire, Gilad Atzmon and Cristiano Calcagnile)
  • Concertgebouw Brugge. Graphic scores by Cage, Frith, Cardew, Cutler and others.  With The Bad Boys Collective
  • Cafe OTO. London. Duo with Jon Rose
  • Festival Ventennale.. Area Sismica. Forli with Keith Tippett, Louis Moholo and Jon Rose
  • Cafe OTO. London  with David Thomas and John Edwards
  • Cafe OTO London  Duo with Fred Frith
  • Spirit of Gravity. Komedia Studio Bar, Brighton, UK. with Andy Saunders' Pimmel. [Later to become Himmel. Programme: Adam Bushell performing Alvin Lucier's I Am Sitting In a Room, The Sogchestra performing Terry Riley's In C and Pimmel performing Andrew Saunders's Massed Fuzz Organs].
  • Cafe OTO. London with David Thomas and John Edwards.   Ghost Line Diaries
  • Athelas New Music Festival 2010.Teater Republique, Køpenhagen, Denmark. Industriel Kakafoni: EWA 7: Annie Gosfield, Roger Kleier
  • Ad Libitum festival. Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle Laboratorium Hall, Warsaw. Solo, with Andrew le Lotbiniere (dance) and trio with Jerome Noetinger, Marek Choloniewski with Julyen Hamilton (dance).
  • Wundergrund Music Festival. Copenhagen Jazzhouse, with Lotte Anker's What River Ensemble (Lotte Anker, Ikue Mori, Anna Klett, Garth Knox, Phil Minton, Fred Frith Jesper Egelund, )
  • Huddersfied Music Festival. Phipps Hall . Lotte Anker's What River is This


  • Vril Tour (with Bob Drake, Lukas Simons, Alan Jenkins)
  • Ruimte-X. Tilburg, Holland. Vril 
  • Extrapool. Nijmegen, Holland. Vril
  • BAD. Rotterdam, Holland. Vril
  • Atelier Claus. Brussel, Belgium. Vril
  • OCCII. Amsterdam, Holland. Vril
  • Queen Elizabeth Hall. London UK. Comicoperando [with Karen Mantler, Dagmar Krause, Annie Whitehead, Michel Deville & John Edwards]
  • Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany. Comicoperando
  • Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland. Comicoperando
  • Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Holland. Comicoperando
  • Musique Actuel, Victoriaville, Canada. Comicoperando
  • Cafe OTO, London. Trio with Ikue Mori, John Butcher
  • Festival Gare Aux Oreilles, Theatre de Verdure. Le Thor,  France. Duo with David Thomas 
  • Cafe OTO. London. with Peter Blegvad, John Greaves, Karen Mantler.
  • RIO Festival. Carmaux. With Artbears Songbook (with Fred Frith, Dagmar Krause, Zeena Parkins, Carla Kilshedt, Kristin Slipp)
  • Music as Social Theory. Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw. Plunderphonic talk and discussion.
  • Cafe OTO. London  Peter Blegvad Trio
  • SOUND of Stockholm, Stockholm. EWA7 - Annie Gosfield, Roger Klieir.
  • Pembroke College. Cambridge. with Peter Blegvad and John Greaves
  • Nødutgang Festival. Storgata 7, Bodø, Norway. with The Artaud Beats (Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara, Chris Cutler, John Greaves)
  • Southampton University. with Ikue Mori
  • Tour with Annie Gosfield, Roger Klier and Athelas Sinfonietta, conducted by Pierre-André Valade. Programme: Premiere of Floating Messages and Fading Frequencies and EWA7
  • The Great Hall Dartington Hall. Totnes, Devon 
  • Lakeside Arts Centre. University Park, Nottingham.
  • Huddersfield Festival. Bates Mill.
  • Cornerstone Festival. Liverpool.
  • London College of Communication's Sound Art & Design faculty, Elephant and Castle, London. Lecture. 
  • Cafe OTO. London. Archimedes Quartet: Peter Blegvad, Chris Cutler, John Edwards, David Thomas
  • Cafe OTO. London. Pimmel by Andy Saunders, for massed keyboards bass and drums
  • Commerzbank Art-Tower. Frankfurt on Main. Solo


  • MaerzMusik 2012 . Berlin. with Annie Gosfield, Roger Klieier.
  • Cocart Music Festival, Torun, Poland. Solo.
  • Chlodna 25. Warsaw,  with Norman Teale and Agnes Szelag
  • JAPAN TOUR: The Artaud Beats (Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara, Chris Cutler, John Greaves)
    • House of Crazy, Toyohashi,
    • Sakedelic Space Shuyukan, Oumi-Hachiman
    • Space Terra, Fukuoka
    • At Hall, Oita
    • Big Apple, Kobe
    • TOKUZO, Nagoya
    • MOJO, Tokorozawa
    • Rooster, Ogikubo
    • Bar Isshee, Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Clear Spot, Resonance FM, with Guy Harris, Yumi Hara 
  • Kastan - scene of Unijazz. Prague. Solo.
  • The House of Arts. Solo.Cage Festival, Ostrava.
  • Gottfrei, For John Cage, Opava. Solo..
  • Divadlo. Pardubice. Solo..
  • Sala Kameralna. John Cage: The Man, the work, the paradox. Krakow Academy of Music. Talk. Performance with Orkiestra ElektroNova.
  • Recital Hall Birmingham Conservatoire. Stochkhausen Festival of Light. Performance from Aus den Sieben Tagen with Richard Barrett.
  • Sonic Circuits 2012. Musique Noir, with David Thomas.


  • University of East London, UK . <Improvisation Workshop> with Yumi Hara and Guy Harries

  • Club Integral, at The Grosvenor, Stockwell, London, UK. with you me & us (Daevid Allen, Chris Cutler, Yumi Hara)
  • Club Integral, at The Others, Stoke Newington, London, UK. with you me & us
  • JAPAN TOUR: The Artaud Beats ( Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara, Chris Cutler, John Greaves)
    • TOKUZO, Nagoya
    • House of Crazy, Toyohashi
    • Psychedelic Bar Soft Machine, Nishikujo, Osaka,
    • Sakedelic Space Shuyukan, Oumi-Hachiman
    • Motomachi Cinema, Kobe
    • Hakozaki Suizokukan Kissashitsu, Fukuoka
    • At Hall, Oita
    • Big Apple, Kobe
    • Airgine, Yokohama
    • MOJO, Tokorozawa guest - Kazutoki Umezu 
    • Rooster, Ogikubo, Tokyo,
    • Uplink, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
    • Bar Isshee presents at Li-Po, Shibuya, Tokyo

  • Nitrianska Galéria Župné nám. 3, Nitra.Solo. With Amy Knowles and others. 
  • Sklenena Louka (Glass Meadow) Solo. With Amy Knowles and others. 
  • A4, Bratislava. Solo. With Amy Knowles and others. 
  • JAPAN TOUR: you me & us  (Daevid Allen, Chris Cutler,  Yumi Hara)
    • Club GOODMAN, Akihabara, Tokyo,
    • MOJO, Tokorozawa, JAPAN. with you me & us + special guest Kazutoki Umezu
    • Sakedelic Space Shuyukan, Oumi-Hachiman - guest David Sinclair.
    • Sakurazaka Gekijo, Naha-shi, Okinawa
    • Groove, Urasoe, Okinawa
    • TOKUZO, NagoyaOrgan’s Melody, Yuda Onsen, Yamaguchi
    • Hakozaki Suizokukan Kissashitsu, Fukuoka
    • At Hall, Oita
    • JASMIM (Japanese Association of Study of Musical Improvisation) conference, at University of Hiroshima, panel discussion, concert with Yumi Hara and deliver keynote paper.
    • Otis!, Hiroshima
    • Guggenheim House, Kobe -l guest Haco.
    • Bar Isshee presents at Li-Po, Shibuya 
  • Espace Pousseur Conservatoire Royal Liège.  Liège. Talk on Loops and Solo concert. 
  • Huis 23,  Bruxelles. Talk on Loops and Solo concert.

         YOUME&US, Guggenheim House, Kobe: Daevid Allen, CC Yumi Hara


  • University of East London, London, UK. Improvisation Workshop with Yumi Hara and Guy Harries.

  • Rock in Opposition, Cap Découverte, 81450 Le Garric, France. with The Artaud Beats 
  • Fort Process Festival, Newhaven Fort, East Sussex, UK. With The Artaud Beats
  • Eavesdropping Series, Spectrum, New York, USA. Chris Cutler & Yumi Hara with Kato Hideki.
  • Fylkingen, Stockholm, with Songs Between (Lars Jonnsson, Niklas Bilstrom, Sten Sandell). 
  • Teater Bråddgatan, Norrköping. with Songs Between
  • Hateiva, Jaffa, Israel. with Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana Maria Avram, The Hyperion Ensemble
  • Tmuna Theatre, Tel-Aviv. Premiere of p53 for Chamber Ensemble and four Soloists, with Israeli Contemporary Players, Tim Hodgkinson, Maya Dunietz, IIan Volkov
  • Barbican Centre, London, part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, with Henry Cow, News from Babel, Music for Films, Oh Moscow playing the music of  Lindsay Cooper
  • Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddserfield, part of the Huddersfield International Music Festival, with Henry Cow, News from Babel, Music for Films, Oh Moscow playing the music of Lindsay Cooper
  • Teatro Diego Fabbri, Forlí, Italy, with Henry Cow, News from Babel, Music for Films, Oh Moscow playing the music of Lindsay Cooper
  • Ring Ring Festival 2013, CC Rex. EWA 7 - Annie Gosfield, Roger Klieir
  • Bienal Jorge Lima Barreto Vinais, Portugal. With Vitor Rua
  • AvantGarde Festival, Schiphorst. with Jump for Joy! (Yumi Hara, Zappi Diermaier, Jean-Herve Peron & Geoff Leigh)
  • Quarantine field Vernissage for Loek van Saus with Geoff Leigh, Colin McLure
  • Naherholung Sternchen,  Berlin, Jon Rose's Wreck with Olaf Rupp, Gerhard Uebel, Jon Rose, Audrey Chen, Tristan Honsinger, Meinrad Kneer, Klaus Kuervers, Antonio Borghini Clayton Thomas, Tomomi Adachi. 
  • After Beat Studio, Tokyo, Japan. Improvisation Workshop with Yumi Hara
  • New Bar Isshee, Tokyo with Yumi Hara and Mitsuru Nasuno.
  • Bears, Osaka with Yumi Hara and Seiichi Yamamoto
  • Groove, Urasoe, Okinawa with Yumi Hara, Kengo Sakamoto, Gachapin Kazuya Uechi, Dai Uchu Tamago (The Great World Egg)
  • Big Apple, Kobe with The Artaud Beats
  • New Bar Isshee, Sendagi,Tokyo, with Yumi Hara and Takashi Seo,
  • Rock in Opposition Japan, Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya, Tokyo withThe Artaud Beats

Lindsay Cooper Memorial Concert at the Barbican: Veryan Weston, Alfred 23 Harth, Fred Frith, Phil Minton, Zeena Parkins, CC, Sally P{otter, Tim Hodgkinson, John Greaves, Anee-Marie Roelofs, Michel Berckmans. Photo ZioWoody


  • University of East London, London, UK Graphic Score Workshop with Yumi Hara and Guy Harries.

  • FUEL (Festival of performing arts at University of East London), with Yumi Hara + Kengo Sakamoto, Gachapin Kazuya Uechi. performance and panel discussion.
  • Club Integral at The Others, London, UK in combinations with Yumi Hara, Tim Hodgkinson, Geoff Leigh,  Kengo Sakamoto and Kazuya Uechi
  • the 25th Annual Angelica Festival at Teatro San Leonardo, Bologna:
    • with Nimmersatt (Daan Vandewalle, John Greaves) and Japanese microtonalists Syzygys.
    • Peter Blegvad Quartet, with Karen Mantler, John Greaves.
    • Orkestra Angelika:'The Nature Theatre of Nowhere', with Jon Rose, Ilan Volkov, Charles Curtis, Hitomi Shimuzi, Hiromi Nishida, Daan Vandewalle, Dagmar Krause, Shelley Hirsch, Karen Mantler, Peter Blegvad, John Greaves, Alvin Curran, John Oswald, Uchihashi Kasuhisa, Thomas Dimuzio.
    • Teatro Manzoni, Bologna. Orchestral concert at with p53 for Orchestra and Soloists - Daan Vandewalle and Thomas Dimuzio. Ilan Volkov conducting the Orchestra del Teatro Communale di Bologna.
  • Le Triton, LES LILAS, FRANCE. with The Artaud Beats
  • Festival MIMl Hopital Caroline, Iles du Frioul, Marseille. Workshop and concert of Music for Massed Fuzz Organs with Himmel
  • Jazz Är Farligt (Jazz Is Dangerous one day jazz festival), Taubescenen, Liseberg Amusement Park, Gothenburg, Sweden.  with Jump for Joy! (Yumi Hara, Geoff Leigh, Chris Cutler, Jean-Hervé Péron, Zappi Werner Diermaier, Geraldine Swayne) 
  • Festival G. Enescu, Sala Mica a Palatuli, Bucharest. With Hyperion Ensemble, conducted by Ilan Volkov. Works by Iancu Dumitrescu, AnaMaria Avram.
  • Feira da Musica Beja, Casa da Cultura, Palco Interieur, Beja, Portugal. With Vitor Rua and JP Simoes.
  • Teatro Menotti,  Milan, Omaggio a Lindsay Cooper with Orchestra Artchipel
  • Artchipel Festival 2015, Auditorium di Via Meda Rho, Milan. Artchipel Orchestra plays Lindsay Cooper.
  • Deutches Jazz Festival, Frankfurt. HR Sendesaal, Frankfurt, with Hope (Alfred 23 Harth, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Mitsuru Nasuno, Chris Cutler)
  • Unlimited Festival, Wels. With Hope
  • Satin Doll 2000, Sendai, JAPAN, with Yumi Hara and Eiji Inoue (perc). 
  • Studio Tissue Box, Kohriyama, Fukushima, with Yumi Hara, Ryo Okada, Tetsuji Matsuo, Kaori Nakamura, Jun Arakawa, Yuki Sato, Keita Muroi, Yasuyuki Sakyo
  • MOJO, Tokorozawa with Yumi Hara, Kazutoki Umezu, Toshiaki Sudo  
  • Airgine, Yokohama with Yumi Hara, Natsuki Kido,Toshiaki Sudo  
  • GANZ toi,toi,toi, Nishi-Tenma, Osaka with Half the Sky: Music of Lindsay Cooper (Yumi Hara, Miwazow Kogure, Keiko Komori, Yuriko Mukojima, Wataru Ohkuma, Nasuno Mitsuru)
  • TOKUZO, Nagoya with Half The Sky.
  • Club GOODMAN, Akihabara, Tokyo with Half The Sky.
  • New Bar Isshee, Sendagi, Tokyo with Yumi Hara; quartet with Yumi Hara, Wataru Ohkuma and Miwazow Kogure  

Jump for Joy!: Geoff Leigh, Yumi Hara, CC, Jean-Herve Peron, Geraldine Swayne, Werner Zappi Diermier


  • Recording various Lindsay Cooper compositions with Orchestra Artchipel in Milan.
  • University of East London Experimental Music & Improvisation Lunchtime Concert Series, Performance of ‘Conspiracieswith Yumi Hara, Guy Harries and music students. 

  • Vinterjazz 2016, Copenhagen Jazzhouse with The Artaud Beats
  • Festival Izlog, Showroom of Contemporary Sound 2016, Zagreb. With Fred Frith, Heike Liss and Susana Santos Sliva.
  • Cafe OTO, London with Jon Rose and Nimmersatt (Daan Vandewalle, Chris Cutler, John Greaves
  • Café Oto, London. With This is not This Heat - 40th Anniversary concert with Charles Bullen, Charles Hayward, Frank Bing, Alex Ward, Alexis Taylor, James Sedwards, DanielO'Sullivan, John Edwards. Marshall Oren, Laura Groves, Merlin Hayward and David Cunningham. 
  • KUDA, Novy Sad: Indefatigable Residencies: a programme of lectures, discussions, workshops and performance preparation with ‘the protagonists of the independent music scene in Novi Sad, musicians and researchers, university professors and assistants, students, friends, music and activists: Nenad Marković, Milan Milojković, Lenkes László, Marina Džukljev,Vladimir Rašković, Dunja Crnjanski, Nemanja Sovtić, Đorđe Marković, Milan Nenin, Filip Đurović, Vladimir Orešković and collectives GKP & KUDA.ORG'.
  • ContraPop Festival, Ramsgate Beach, Kent. With Jean-Herve Peron’s jhp aRtErroRists (faUst) (Jean-Herve Peron, Geraldine Swayne, Yumi Hara, Chris Cutler)
  • Rock in Opposition, Carmaux, France. With Jump for Joy!              
  • Rock in Opposition, Carmaux, France. With Half The Sky
  • Tanzhaus NRW Dusseldorf. Premiere of La Suite, dance sequel to Pina Bausch's Cafe Muller, by the Fabien Prioville Dance Company, music with Nikola Kodjbashia, Tim Hodgkinson and Emma Bonnici.
  • Radio Revolten Festival, Halle, Germany. Various events: Solo concert with Interruptions, live studio improvisation with Knut Aferman and Sarah Washington, and radio presentations. 
  • Anti Festival, Novy Sad, Serbia. Various events inc. concerts, talks, discussions, performance of Conspiracies and book launch of Serbo-Croation translation of File Under Popular.
  • Rock In Opposition Festival Japan, in Tokyo with Half The Sky
  • Sabotage, Lisbon with Vitor Rua and JP Simoes.
  • Centre Montevideo, Marseilles. Solo 'Not a Walk in the Park'. 


  • -KoncertKirken, Copenhagen with Lotte Anker.
    Copenhagen and Aalborg ??XXXX
  • Barbican, London, UK. with This is not This Heat (Charles Hayward, Charles Bullen, Alexis Taylor, Chris Cutler, Serafina Steer, Jenny Moore, Oren Marshall, John Edwards, Daniel O’Sullivan, James Sedwards, Frank Byng, Alex Ward, Thurston Moore, DW Robertson, Sarah Anderson, Luisa Gerstein, Laura Groves, Merlin Nova 
  • Cafe Oto, London with Half The Sky 
  • AvantGarde Festival, Schiphorst, Germany with  XXXX
  • Cafe Oto with Himmel
  • Enescu Festival, Bucharest, Romania with Hyperion International (conductor Ilan Volkov)
  • Festival Serbia, with Hyperion International
  • Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, with Hyperion International (conductor Ilan Volkov)
  • Tour Japan with The Watts (Tim Hodginson, Yumi Hara, CC) and guests:
  • -Rock Bar Starless, Osaka performance of cc Conspiracies with local participants.
  • Bar Ishee, Tokyo
  • Satin Doll, Sendai
  • Mojo, Tokorozawa with Thosiaki Sudoh
  • Valentine Drive, Nagoya
  • Organ's Melody, Yamaguchi
  • AT HALL, Oita
  • Big Apple, Kobe
  • Sakedelic Space Shuyukan, Oumihachiman
  • Too Nice, Takamatsu with Yoshmitsu Ichiraku
  • Goodman, Tokyo.

  • Horse Hospital, London to play Music of Plastic People of the Universe to announce launch of book by Ivan Jirous, with Ivan Acher, Ivan Bierhanzl, Tim Hodgkinson, James Woodrow and James Poke
  • Huis 23,  Bruxelles. Talk on Loops and Solo concert.


  • Koncertkirken, Copenhagen with Lotte Anker and Lars Greve.
  • Goethe Institute, Lisbon. Umsceet conference and festival on East European Music, Plastic People/Ivan Jirous project with Ivan Bierhanzl, Vitor Rua, Carlos Zíngaro and Manuel Guimarães.
  • Cafe Oto, London with Peter Blegvad Quartet (Peter, John Greaves, Bob Drake & CC)
  • Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany, with The Lindsay Cooper Songboook
  • Meteo Music Festival, Mulhouse, France - with Nimmersatt
  • Bienal Jorge Lima Barreto, Vinais, Portugal, with Helena Espvall and Nuno Reis; and participation in Vitor Rua's Opera Caretos Digitais.
  • Iklektik, London, with Geoff Leigh and Catherine Jaunieux
  • Audio Art Festival, Krakow: solo concert and conference paper.
  • Klub Paradox, Brno with Plastic People of the Universe/Ivan Jirous film project
  • Divadlo 29, Pardubice, Czech Republic, with Plastic People of the Universe/Ivan Jirous film project
  • Die Nato, Leipzig with Plastic People of the Universe/Ivan Jirous film project
  • Nodutgang Festival, Bodo, Norway, with Himmel
  • Underflow, Athens, solo and duo with Giorgos Varoutas
  • Tour Japan with The Watts (Tim Hodginson, Yumi Hara, CC) and guests:
  • Goodman, Tokyo with bassist Toshiaki Sudoh
  • Rizin, Takematsu,
  • Fight Club, Tokushima
  • Studio Owl, Matsuyama
  • Otis!, Hiroshima
  • Suizokukan Kissashitsu, Fukuoka
  • Moments, Wakayama, also with Utsunomiya
  • Guggenhein House, Kobe, with Haco
  • Blue Eyes, Kyoto (also performance of  cc Conspiracies with local people)
  • Airegin, Yokohama
  • Mojo, Tokorozawa, with Toshiaki Kudoh
  • Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate with Pere Ubu Moon Unit
  • Nouveau Theatre de Montreuil, Paris, with Pere Ubu Moon Unit KoncertKirken,


  • Performance of Conspiracies with Yumi Hara, Guy Harries and students at the University of East London.
  • Opening Festival 2019, TUFA, Trier, with Knut Auferman and Sarah Washington. http://opening-festival.de

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  • 1978. Founded Recommended Records Distribution and Label.
  • 1982. Founded November Books (publishing). Publish The Henry Cow Book.
  • 1984 First publication of File Under Popular (theoretical & critical writings on popular music).
  • And after:
    • 1992, Revised American edition, publisher Semiotext(e) New York
    • 1992, ditto, ReR London.
    • 1994, Revised German edition, publisher Michael Schwinn.
    • 1996, Revised, expanded Japanese edition, publisher Susei Sha.
    • 1999, Revised Polish edition, publisher Zielona Sowa.
    • 2018. Revised Serbian Edition, publisher KUBA.org
  • Numerous articles and papers published in Germany, Italy, Greece, Czechoslovakia, Britain, Denmark, Holland, France, Hungary, Poland, Canada & America.
  • Plunderphonia selected for Simon & Schuster 'Classic Essays on C20 Music' , 1996.
  • Involved in IASPM (International Association for the study of Popular Music), contributing to conferences, working papers & yearbook.
  • Founded the ReR Quarterly and UNFILED ReR Sourcebook Series (CD-magazine and journal) 1985 - 1997.
  • Gives sporadic talks & lectures (Italy, UK, USA, Canada, USSR, Jugoslavia, Holland, Norway, France, Germany, Brasil, Argentina, Chile).
  • PROBES podcast series for the Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona. 2012 ongoing.

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