Improvised Music from Japan

Christopher Stephens

Musician, performer, writer, translator.

Original member of the early 80s, California punk noise trio, The Assholes. The band, formed on the principles of improvisation, multi-instrumentalism and true anarchy, disbanded following an aborted concert in San Francisco that turned into a full-scale riot involving angry members of the audience. Supplied voice and Kitty Guitar for the 1995 CD, Haco. Composed the song "TRAP Crickets" for Hoahio's 1997 debut CD, Happy Mail. Began giving full-fledged solo performances in 1998, while appearing as one half of Mescaline Go-Go and contributing guitar to Haco's album Happiness Proof (1999) and her live performances.

Last updated: September 1, 2001