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There are two musicians named Chris Carter - one of Throbbing Gristle fame and one a DJ and producer.

• One - Chris Carter is best known for being the synthesist and founder member of Throbbing Gristle and one half of electronic duo Chris and Cosey (aka Carter Tutti). He was born in 1953, in North London, UK. His long time partner Cosey Fanni Tutti is the mother of his son, Nick and also a member of Throbbing Gristle. He began his career in the late 1960s’ working for various TV stations (Thames, Granada and LWT) as a sound engineer on numerous TV shows and documentaries. This gave him an invaluable grounding in working with sound, audio techniques and theories. He also got more involved in the visual side of entertainment and perfromance, which eventually progressed into designing and presenting light shows and visual effects for numerous festivals, events and performances, including bands as diverse as Yes and Hawkwind. This work led to commissions for BBC TV shows, Colour Me Pop and The Old Grey Whistle Test.
By the early 70’s Chris was touring universities and colleges with a solo, multimedia show playing self-built synthesizers and keyboards and incorporating a myriad of lighting effects gleaned from his previous work. During this time he also worked extensively with visual artist John Lacey on many 8mm & 16mm experimental films and multimedia presentations. In the mid 1970s’, and through his connection with John Lacey, Chris began an experimental music/sound collaboration with Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge, who at the time were also performing as with Peter Christopherson.

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