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Chris Cochrane: How Will We Recognize Each Other, Part II

Sunday, March 17, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$25 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

“Back during the end of one of the chapters of the pandemic, Roulette asked me to organize a show. I chose a group of musicians and a filmmaker to improvise together. We still could not play to a live audience — it was streamed only. The evening was entitled ‘How Will We Recognize Each Other’ after all of us had been mostly sequestered in our homes. That evening was a night of seeing and hearing each other after a long hiatus.

Here we are several years later, where the question of the last show is still relevant. Finding allies, strengthening commitments, asking questions, building communities and being able to listen and play still seem as essential as ever. It is with that in mind that I have called this evening, How Will We Recognize Each Other Part II.”

—Chris Cochrane, 2023

This concert is another gathering of musicians from various disciplines and backgrounds improvising together. The evening will be comprised of various compositional structures for the players to improvise within.

Ensemble One will play two pieces, the first, an open score and the second, a piece based on a composition by Jessica Lurie and Chris Cochrane and arranged by Gordon Beeferman. Ensemble Two will be playing approximations of compositions by John Thayer and Chris Cochrane off their recording Excavation.

Ensemble One
Catherine Sikora saxophone
Jessica Pavone viola
Stephen Haynes trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn and trumpet
TJ Borden cello
Yoona Kim ajaeng
James Paul Nadien drums, percussion
Chris Cochrane guitar
Lester St. Louis cello
Ensemble Two
John Thayer drums electronics
Nick Joz bass
Shoko Nagai piano, keyboards electronics
Stan Zenkov saxophones, etc
Chris Cochrane guitar

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.


Chris Cochrane is a Brooklyn-based musician guitarist improviser noise maker collaborator and composer. Chris has worked with many musicians including Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Stew and Eszter Balint and with countless others since arriving full time in NYC, in 1982. He plans to continue to do so. He has performed at various International music Festivals since then as well. He has composed music for dance and theater for Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper, Nayland Blake, Neil Greenberg, and Circus Amok. He was in the bands No Safety and Curlew, and is currently works in several music projects: Excavation with John Thayer, Nick Jozwiak and Shoko Nagai, Alphawhore with Gordon Beeferman and Kevin Shea, The Chutneys with Fast Forward and Gelsey Bell and Lampshade with Viv Corringham and Miguel Fransconi, Butt Dial with Sulynn Hago and Marlon Riggs and Seagull Brian with Nick Didkovsky and Mark Howell. Chris recently collaborated on creating a score with Kevin Bud Jones for Jim Hubbard’s Film Nostalgia which was shown as part of the AIDS memorial programming on November 19, 2023.

Chris Cochrane: How Will We Recognize Each Other, Part II

Sunday, March 17, 20248:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$25 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm

“Back during the end of one of the chapters of the pandemic, Roulette asked me to organize a show. I chose a group of musicians and a filmmaker to improvise together. We still could not play to a live audience — it was streamed only. The evening was entitled ‘How Will We Recognize Each Other’ after all of us had been mostly sequestered in our homes. That evening was a night of seeing and hearing each other after a long hiatus.

Here we are several years later, where the question of the last show is still relevant. Finding allies, strengthening commitments, asking questions, building communities and being able to listen and play still seem as essential as ever. It is with that in mind that I have called this evening, How Will We Recognize Each Other Part II.”

—Chris Cochrane, 2023

This concert is another gathering of musicians from various disciplines and backgrounds improvising together. The evening will be comprised of various compositional structures for the players to improvise within.

Ensemble One will play two pieces, the first, an open score and the second, a piece based on a composition by Jessica Lurie and Chris Cochrane and arranged by Gordon Beeferman. Ensemble Two will be playing approximations of compositions by John Thayer and Chris Cochrane off their recording Excavation.

Ensemble One
Catherine Sikora saxophone
Jessica Pavone viola
Stephen Haynes trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn and trumpet
TJ Borden cello
Yoona Kim ajaeng
James Paul Nadien drums, percussion
Chris Cochrane guitar
Lester St. Louis cello
Ensemble Two
John Thayer drums electronics
Nick Joz bass
Shoko Nagai piano, keyboards electronics
Stan Zenkov saxophones, etc
Chris Cochrane guitar

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.


Chris Cochrane is a Brooklyn-based musician guitarist improviser noise maker collaborator and composer. Chris has worked with many musicians including Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot, Stew and Eszter Balint and with countless others since arriving full time in NYC, in 1982. He plans to continue to do so. He has performed at various International music Festivals since then as well. He has composed music for dance and theater for Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper, Nayland Blake, Neil Greenberg, and Circus Amok. He was in the bands No Safety and Curlew, and is currently works in several music projects: Excavation with John Thayer, Nick Jozwiak and Shoko Nagai, Alphawhore with Gordon Beeferman and Kevin Shea, The Chutneys with Fast Forward and Gelsey Bell and Lampshade with Viv Corringham and Miguel Fransconi, Butt Dial with Sulynn Hago and Marlon Riggs and Seagull Brian with Nick Didkovsky and Mark Howell. Chris recently collaborated on creating a score with Kevin Bud Jones for Jim Hubbard’s Film Nostalgia which was shown as part of the AIDS memorial programming on November 19, 2023.