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Chris Cutler

Chris Cutler
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Chris Cutler (born 4 January 1947) is an English percussionist, composer, lyricist and music theorist. Best known for his work with English avant-rock group Henry Cow, Cutler was also a member and drummer of other bands, including Art Bears, News from Babel, Pere Ubu and (briefly) Gong/Mothergong. He has collaborated with many musicians and groups, including Fred Frith, Lindsay Cooper, Zeena Parkins, Peter Blegvad, Telectu, and The Residents, and has appeared on over 100 recordings.
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http://ccutler.com
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The Artaud Beats — Logos The Artaud Beats — Logos
(Bonobo's Ark BAR004, 2015, CD)
You Me & Us — Poesy at Play You Me & Us — Poesy at Play
(Bonobo's Ark BAR003, 2014, CD)
You Me & Us — You Me & Us You Me & Us — You Me & Us
((Not on label) no#, 2013, CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
The Artaud Beats — Live at Avantgarde Festival The Artaud Beats — Live at Avantgarde Festival
((Not on label) no#, 2009, CD)
Hugh Hopper — Volume 10 - Was a Friend Hugh Hopper — Volume 10 - Was a Friend
(Gonzo Multimedia HST261CD, 2009/2015, CD)
Banda Elástica — Aquí, Allá y Acullá Banda Elástica — Aquí, Allá y Acullá
(Azafrán Media CDLN-50, 2008/2013, CD)
Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer — Cold Peace Counterpoints Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer — Cold Peace Counterpoints
(ReR Megacorp ST3, 2008, CD)
Brainville 3 — Trial by Headline Brainville 3 — Trial by Headline
(ReR Megacorp BV-1, 2008, CD)
Chris Cutler — Twice Around the Earth: An Experiment in Listening Chris Cutler — Twice Around the Earth: An Experiment in Listening
(ReR Megacorp ReR CC2, 2004, CD)
The Science Group — Spoors The Science Group — Spoors
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE2, 2003, CD)
Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio — Dust Chris Cutler and Thomas Dimuzio — Dust
(ReR Megacorp CCTD2, 2002, CD)
Linda Thompson — Fashionably Late Linda Thompson — Fashionably Late
(Rounder 11661-3182-2, 2002, CD)
Chris Cutler — Solo Chris Cutler — Solo
(ReR Megacorp CC1, 2002, CD)
Chris Cutler & Fred Frith — 2 Gentlemen in Verona Chris Cutler & Fred Frith — 2 Gentlemen in Verona
(ReR Megacorp CCFF3, 2000, CD)
Bob Drake — Medallion Animal Carpet Bob Drake — Medallion Animal Carpet
(Crumbling Tomes CTA 7, 1999, CD)
The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence The Science Group — A Mere Coincidence
(ReR Megacorp SCIENCE1, 1999, CD)
David Thomas — Mirror Man David Thomas — Mirror Man
(Cooking Vinyl COOK CD 175, 1999, CD)
Chris Cutler & Thomas DiMuzio — Quake Chris Cutler & Thomas DiMuzio — Quake
(ReR Megacorp CCTD1, 1999, CD)
Peter Blegvad — Hangman's Hill Peter Blegvad — Hangman's Hill
(ReR Megacorp ReR PB3, 1998, CD)
Robert Wyatt — Little Red Robin Hood - A Documentary Robert Wyatt — Little Red Robin Hood - A Documentary
(boid v-boid 1, 1998, VHS)
Peter Blegvad — Just Woke Up Peter Blegvad — Just Woke Up
(ReR Megacorp ReR PB2, 1996, CD)
Chris Cutler / Zeena Parkins — Shark! Chris Cutler / Zeena Parkins — Shark!
(ReR Megacorp CZ1, 1996, CD)
Lussier / Derome / Cutler — Three Suite Piece Lussier / Derome / Cutler — Three Suite Piece
(ReR Megacorp LDC1, 1996, CD)
Biota  — Object Holder Biota — Object Holder
(ReR Megacorp BCD4, 1995, CD)
Cutler / DiMuzio / Vrtacek — Preacher in Naked Chase Guilty Cutler / DiMuzio / Vrtacek — Preacher in Naked Chase Guilty
(PONK 15, 1995, CD)
Tim Hodgkinson — Each in Our Own Thoughts Tim Hodgkinson — Each in Our Own Thoughts
(Megaphone MEGA 014, 1994, CD)
La 1919 — Jouer. Spielen. To Play La 1919 — Jouer. Spielen. To Play
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90063, 1994, CD)
Hail — Kirk Hail — Kirk
(ReR Megacorp HCD2, 1992, CD)
Cassiber — Live in Tokyo Cassiber — Live in Tokyo
(ReR Megacorp CGZ2, 1992/1997, 2CD)
Cassiber — The Way It Was Cassiber — The Way It Was
(ReR Megacorp CCD5, 1992/2012, CD)
Cassiber — A Face We All Know Cassiber — A Face We All Know
(ReR Megacorp CCD, 1990, CD)
Peter Blegvad  — Downtime Etc. Peter Blegvad — Downtime Etc.
(East Side Digital ESD-81192, 1989/2001, CD)
Lindsay Cooper — Music of Other Occasions Lindsay Cooper — Music of Other Occasions
(No Man's Land nml 8603, 1986/1990, CD)
Cassiber — Perfect Worlds Cassiber — Perfect Worlds
(ReR Megacorp 0000CD, 1986/1992, CD)
Cassiber — Beauty and the Beast Cassiber — Beauty and the Beast
(ReR Megacorp CCD3, 1984/1995, CD)
Cassiber — Man or Monkey Cassiber — Man or Monkey
(ReR Megacorp CCD2, 1982/1992, CD)
Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler Various Artists — Recommended Records Sampler
(Recommended Records (RéR) ReR 25A/B, 1982/2009, 2CD)
Fred Frith — Gravity Fred Frith — Gravity
(ReR Megacorp ReR/FRO 01, 1980/2001, CD)
Aksak Maboul — Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits Aksak Maboul — Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits
(Crammed CRAM 002, 1980/1996, CD)
Lindsay Cooper — Rags Lindsay Cooper — Rags
(Recommended Records (RéR) R?/arc, 1980/1983, LP)
Daevid Allen — N'Existe Pas! Daevid Allen — N'Existe Pas!
(Spalax 14817, 1979/1994, CD)
Henry Cow — A Cow Cabinet of Curiosities Henry Cow — A Cow Cabinet of Curiosities
(ReR Megacorp HC1000, 1978/2009, CD)
Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 6-10 Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 6-10
(ReR Megacorp HC 41, 1978/2008, 4CD+DVD)
Henry Cow — The Studio: Volumes 1-5 Henry Cow — The Studio: Volumes 1-5
(ReR Megacorp ReR HC 42, 1978/2008, 5CD)
Henry Cow — Western Culture Henry Cow — Western Culture
(ReR Megacorp hc 4, 1978/2001, CD)
Henry Cow — Concerts Henry Cow — Concerts
(ReR Megacorp HC 5 & 6, 1976/2006, 2CD)
Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 1-5 Henry Cow — The Road: Volumes 1-5
(ReR Megacorp HC 40, 1976/2008, 5CD)
Slapp Happy / Henry Cow — Desperate Straights Slapp Happy / Henry Cow — Desperate Straights
(ReR Megacorp HCSH1, 1975/2004, CD)
Henry Cow — In Praise of Learning Henry Cow — In Praise of Learning
(ReR Megacorp ReR HC3, 1975/2000, CD)
Henry Cow — Unrest Henry Cow — Unrest
(ReR Megacorp HC 2, 1974/1999, CD)
Henry Cow — Legend Henry Cow — Legend
(ReR Megacorp HC1, 1973/2000, CD)
Musci / Cutler / Rose / Gabbiano — Steel Water Light Musci / Cutler / Rose / Gabbiano — Steel Water Light
(*, 0, CD)

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