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Chris Cochrane: guitar & vocals
Brian Chase: drums
Kato Hideki: bass
Kevin Bud Jones: synth/sampler

Chris Cochrane, a guitarist, singer, songwriter, improviser, curator and producer, has been active in the New York music scene since 1983. He has worked with a vast array of great artists, including John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Billy Martin, Brian Chase, Andrea Parkins, Andrea Centazzo, T Bone Burnett, Marc Ribot, Fred Frith, Thurston Moore, Richard Buckner, Fast Forward, Gelsey Bell, Matthew Ostrowski, Kramer, Eszter Balint, Derek Bailey, Jim Pugliese, Annie Gosfield, Gordon Beeferman, Anthony Coleman, Ikue Mori, Richard Carrick, Jill Burton, Gino Robair, Michael Evans, Tom Cora, Ron Anderson and Bob Ostertag. He has composed music for dance and theater productions by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Dennis Cooper, John Jasperse, Nayland Blake, Circus Amok, and others. He is currently the band Collapsible Shoulder with Brian Chase, Kato Hideki and Kevin Bud Jones, and BEE LINE with Billy Martin and Kato Hideki.

Brian Chase is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn. His diverse range of work/play includes that with Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the community of the New York experimental music scene, and Drums & Drones, an electro-acoustic project focusing on the application of the Just Intonation tuning system to percussion. As an active performer, concerts have taken him to such notable venues as the Sydney Opera House (w/ Karen O’s Stop the Virgens and Nick Zinner’s 41 Strings), Radio City Music Hall (w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs), The Stone in NYC (w/ John Zorn), REDCAT theater in Los Angeles (w/ Drums and Drones), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (w/ Preeti Vasudevan and dance company). Away from the drums, Brian is a regular practitioner of Ashtanga Yoga.

Kato Hideki is a bassist, multi-nstrumentalist, composer, engineer and producer based in Brooklyn, NY, originally from Japan. Kato has released 14 albums, including three on Tzadik Records with his trio Death Ambient (with Fred Frith and Ikue Mori); Turbulent Zone (solo electric bass); Tremolo of Joy (an acoustic ensemble with electronics); and Hope & Despair (featuring Zeena Parkins and John Zorn) on Extreme Records. His music has been broadcasted on BBC3 and WNYC / NPR. He has performed at Royal Festival Hall in London with Death Ambient, the Whitney Museum of American Art for the Christian Marclay Festival, and at Lincoln Center with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and New York City Ballet. He co-produced and mixed Collapsible Shoulder’s Everywhere.

Kevin Bud Jones entered the NYC club scenet in 1980 as guitarist/percussionist/singer with Dog Eat Dog, a Lower East Side DIY dance band. On the Mudd Club, CBGB, Danceteria circuit, DED shared gigs with Sonic Youth, Swans, DNA, and Mofungo. A compilation album was released by Picadilly Records in 2011. A period of home recording followed, working with artists, filmmakers, and performers. Kevin formed Airport Seven in 2009 with bassist John Terhorst, and drummer Steve DiBenedetto. A7 performed and recorded as a free-rock improv tro. Their final show was November 2013 at The Kitchen. Next came Collapsible Shoulder, featuring the music of singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Cochrane, along with Brian Chase on drums, and Kato Hideki on bass. After one show on guitar Kevin broke his shoulder, and switched to synth and sampler. Improv performances with Chris Cochrane, Michael Evans, Tom Hamilton, Jason Candler and others followed.