Chris Cutler

Chris Cutler

Profile:
Chris Cutler has led a varied and surprising career as a drummer, record label executive, hard line socialist, and ethnomusicologist, among other labels, spanning over four decades of work and over 100 records. Born in Washington, D.C., on January 4, 1947, but raised in England, Cutler began drumming in beat and psychedelic groups around 1966. His first group, Louise, played the clubs in London's psychedelic scene until disbanding three years later. With then-keyboardist of the band Egg, Dave Stewart, Cutler formed the 26-piece Ottawa Music Company, which played seven gigs in all, highlighting the music of composers that they knew or had met. Henry Cow was formed in 1971 after Cutler placed an ad in the paper, and for seven long years they recorded and toured, by themselves or in collaboration with members of Slapp Happy. Cutler also played with progressive band Gong and the London Philharmonic and the Berlin Radio Orchestra. Politics were always important to Cutler and to Henry Cow who were looking for radical social change. Such drive is seen in his lyrics for Henry Cow and for subsequent Cow and Slapp Happy related bands, such as Art Bears, News From Babel, and other collaborations with Lindsay Cooper and Peter Blegvad. Cutler's lyrics often tell metaphorical political tales using imagery from medieval English texts. Henry Cow broke up in 1978, just after the setting up of Rock in Opposition, a collective of similar thinking musicians. Since then he has formed several groups for one or two albums apiece, including Cassiber, the (EC) Nudes, and P53, and collaborated with a long list of progressive and experimental musicians, such as the Residents, Pere Ubu, Hail, Biota, Telectu, and many, many more. Cutler also founded and runs ReR Megacorp, which releases a majority of the work he either initiates or performs on. In 1984, he published "File Under Popular" a series of essays about experimental musicians and the theories of creating music against the mainstream.
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Chris Cutler Discography

Albums

ROUGH 120 David Thomas And The Wooden Birds : Chris CutlerJim Jones (3)Tony MaimoneAllen Ravenstine David Thomas And The Wooden Birds : Chris CutlerJim Jones (3)Tony MaimoneAllen Ravenstine - Blame The Messenger(LP, Album) Rough Trade ROUGH 120 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Chris Cutler / Lutz Glandien with Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth Chris Cutler / Lutz Glandien with Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Alfred Harth - Domestic Stories (Album) ReR Megacorp, ReR Megacorp UK 1992 Sell This Version
MASO CD 90063 La 1919 / Chris Cutler / Charles Hayward / Roberto Zorzi La 1919 / Chris Cutler / Charles Hayward / Roberto Zorzi - Jouer. Spielen. To Play(CD, Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90063 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
ReR p53 p53 : Chris Cutler, Lutz Glandien, Marie Goyette, Zygmunt Krauze, Otomo Yoshihide p53 : Chris Cutler, Lutz Glandien, Marie Goyette, Zygmunt Krauze, Otomo Yoshihide - p53(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR p53 UK 1995 Sell This Version
F.S 100. 001, FS 100.001 Telectu - Cutler* - Berrocal* Telectu - Cutler* - Berrocal* - Telectu Cutler Berrocal(CD, Album) Fábrica De Sons, Fábrica De Sons F.S 100. 001, FS 100.001 Portugal 1995 Sell This Version
PONK 15 Cutler*, Dimuzio*, Vrtacek* Cutler*, Dimuzio*, Vrtacek* - Preacher In Naked Chase Guilty(CD, Album) Ponk Records PONK 15 US 1995 Sell This Version
Rene Lussier*, Jean Derome, Chris Cutler With Tom Cora Rene Lussier*, Jean Derome, Chris Cutler With Tom Cora - Three Suite Piece (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 1996 Sell This Version
Peter Blegvad With John Greaves And Chris Cutler Peter Blegvad With John Greaves And Chris Cutler - Just Woke Up (Album) ReR Megacorp US 1996 Sell This Version
CZ1 Chris Cutler | Zeena Parkins Chris Cutler | Zeena Parkins - Shark!(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp CZ1 UK 1996 Sell This Version
N.O.R.M.A.1 N.O.R.M.A. + Chris Cutler N.O.R.M.A. + Chris Cutler - L'Arpa E L'Asino(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp N.O.R.M.A.1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ReR PB3 Peter Blegvad with John Greaves & Chris Cutler Peter Blegvad with John Greaves & Chris Cutler - Hangman's Hill(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR PB3 US 1998 Sell This Version
ReR DACH1, ED.MN.1011 Dumitrescu*, Avram*, Cutler*, Hodgkinson* with The Hyperion Ensemble* Dumitrescu*, Avram*, Cutler*, Hodgkinson* with The Hyperion Ensemble* - Musique Action '98(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp, Edition Modern ReR DACH1, ED.MN.1011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
RéR CCTD1 Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio - Quake(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp RéR CCTD1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
ReR RMGC Roberto Musci / Chris Cutler / Jon Rose / Claudio Gabbiani Roberto Musci / Chris Cutler / Jon Rose / Claudio Gabbiani - Steel Water Light(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR RMGC UK 2001 Sell This Version
ReR CC1 Chris Cutler Solo(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CC1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
RéR CCTD2 Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio Chris Cutler And Thomas Dimuzio - Dust(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp RéR CCTD2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
ReR CC2 Chris Cutler Twice Around The Earth - An Experiment In Listening(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CC2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
ReR CC3 Chris Cutler There And Back Again(CD, Album) ReR Megacorp ReR CC3 UK 2006 Sell This Version
SIG 11059/60 Xavier Garcia, Jean-Paul Autin, Eric Brochard, Chris Cutler, Alexandre Meyer, Lucia Recio Xavier Garcia, Jean-Paul Autin, Eric Brochard, Chris Cutler, Alexandre Meyer, Lucia Recio - Réel Meeting(2xCD) Radio France SIG 11059/60 France 2008 Sell This Version
Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Thomas Dimuzio Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Thomas Dimuzio - Golden State (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 2010 Sell This Version
Steve MacLean, Chris Cutler Steve MacLean, Chris Cutler - The Year Of The Dragon (Album) ReR Megacorp UK 2012 Sell This Version
DNN 002 C, ReR MV 30 Roberto Musci, Giovanni Venosta, Chris Cutler Roberto Musci, Giovanni Venosta, Chris Cutler - Vampyr And Other Stories(CD, Album) Alma De Nieto, ReR Megacorp, ReR Italia DNN 002 C, ReR MV 30 UK 2015 Sell This Version
CDJAPAN15CDR, CC 100 Chris Cutler Missing Chapters Vol. I(CDr, Ltd, Num) Not On Label (Chris Cutler Self-released), Not On Label (Chris Cutler Self-released) CDJAPAN15CDR, CC 100 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
BR 32-2015 Luciano Margorani, Luca Pissavini, Chris Cutler Luciano Margorani, Luca Pissavini, Chris Cutler - Kleine Welten(CDr, Album) Bunch Records BR 32-2015 Italy 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Re: dt7 David Thomas (2), Chris Cutler & Alan Ravenstein* David Thomas (2), Chris Cutler & Alan Ravenstein* - Didn't Have A Very Good Time(7", S/Sided) Rē Records Re: dt7 UK 1983 Sell This Version