Sparked by an invitation to form the experimental rock band No Safety, Chris Cochrane began to write songs and music for dance in the mid-1980s. Cochrane’s music, both improvised and composed, has been described as “musical art brut, with its seams showing and its rough spots out in the open” (New York Times). For SOUND CHECK ’86 Cochrane performs songs from the ’80s with his new trio featuring Hana Fox and Mike Duclos. They will be joined by special guests Jim Pugliese, Eszter Balint, Zeena Parkins, JD Foster, Eddie Gormley, and Richard Dworkin.
Chris Cochrane is a guitarist who has been composing and playing music in NYC for 28 years. Cochrane has played with Eszter Balint, Zeena Parkins, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, and many others. He has composed music for John Jasperse, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Jennifer Monson, Circus Amok, and others.