Chris Haskett is a musician and composer from Washington, D.C. Originally known as the guitarist in the Rollins Band, he has been involved in a broad spectrum of musical performance and creation, working with artists as diverse as David Bowie, Elliott Sharp, and Charles Gayle. More recently Haskett has added DJing—sometimes under the name DJ Linux—to his musical output. He is also working on his thesis in art history at the Australian National University, where he is researching a thangka (scroll painting) in the National Gallery of Australia's collection. A longtime practicing Buddhist, Haskett has worked for the famed scholar E. Gene Smith at the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center and, more recently, at Himalayan Art Resources, both of which are affiliated with the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. While he divides his work year (both musical and academic) between Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and Canberra, Australia, Haskett currently calls New York home.