Double bassist who produced works in a variety of musical styles, including jazz, neoclassicism, free improvisation, minimalism, historicism, experimental music, and avant-garde.
He studied philosophy at Sheffield University before deciding to concentrate on music. He played in the Joseph Holbrooke Trio with guitarist
His earlier work was heavily influenced by the indeterminist minimalism that
He fathered two children with his wife Anna Tchernakova and also had two children from a previous marriage.
He collaborated with producer Brian Eno on numerous occasions.