real world comes first..
I hadn't learned of this death until I saw the posting.
He would come to town on a semi regular basis and play at Tonic, The Stone or old Knitting Factory, either with ICP or some other grouping, and I seem to remember seeing him solo one time.
I saw a set with Hans Bennink once, he was certainly a smart performer, but just now reading this from wikipedia ("...[he]oversaw a number of music theatre productions, which usually included a large element of absurdist humour"
) I can confirm he incorporated a lot of absurdism in his playing.