Kato Hideki (Kato: family name; Hideki: given) is a musician, composer & producer, who lives in Brooklyn, NYC. His music is often based on narrative elements and topical issues, with a wide range of forms and sounds. His own projects are: Death Ambient with Ikue Mori & Fred Frith; Green Zone with Otomo Yoshihide & Uemura Masahiro; Tremolo of Joy with Charles Burnham, Briggan Krauss, Ed Tomney & Calvin Weston; OMNI wtih Nakamura Toshimaru & Akiyama Tetsuji; Plastic Spoon with Karen Mantler, Douglas Wieselman & Shahzad Ismaily; and the solo works Hope & Despair and Turbulent Zone. As a bassist, he has worked with Eyvind Kang, Karen Mantler, Zeena Parkins, Jim Pugliese, Marc Ribot and John Zorn among many others. Collaborators include Nicolas Collins, James Fei, John King, Christian Marclay & Ursula Scherrer. He co-produced Karen Mantler's Business is Bad for XTRAWATT / ECM Records, and music for the Bessie Award-winning THEM with Chris Cochrane.