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Gino Robair
Percussionist, Splatter Trio
Gino Robair has created music for dance, theater, radio, television, silent film, and gamelan orchestra, and his works have been performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. He was composer in residence with the California Shakespeare Festival for five seasons and served as music director for the CBS animated series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat. His commercial work includes themes for the MTV and Comedy Central cable networks.

Robair is also one of the "25 innovative percussionists" included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001). He has recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, the ROVA Saxophone Quartet, and Eugene Chadbourne, among many others. In addition, Robair has performed with John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Fred Frith, Eddie Prevost, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Myra Melford, Wadada Leo Smith, and the Club Foot Orchestra.

Robair is a founding member of the Splatter Trio and the heavy-metal band, Pink Mountain. In addition, he runs Rastascan Records, a label devoted to creative music.

As a writer about music technology, Robair has contributed to Mix, Remix, Guitar Player, and Electronic Musician (EM) magazine, where he was an editor for 10 years. He is the author of two books, including The Ultimate Personal Recording Studio (Thompson; 2006).
Videos
Gino Robair and John Butcher, 2008
CDs on which Gino Robair appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
Splatter Trio The Splatter Trio
Artist: Splatter Trio
Title: The Splatter Trio
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 003
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 003
Splatter Trio + 2 Fistful of Dewey
Artist: Splatter Trio + 2
Title: Fistful of Dewey
Label: Racer Records 1003
Label page on this site: Racer Records
Racer Records 1003
Splatter Trio Hi-Fi Junk Note
Artist: Splatter Trio
Title: Hi-Fi Junk Note
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 021
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 021
Myles Boisen Guitarspeak
Artist: Myles Boisen
Title: Guitarspeak
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 017
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 017
Anthony Braxton/Gino Robair Duets (1987) Duets
Artist: Anthony Braxton/Gino Robair Duets (1987)
Title: Duets
Label: Music and Arts CD-1026(1)
Label page on this site: Music and Arts
Music and Arts CD-1026(1)
Ron Anderson Pak Small r Half Inch
Artist: Ron Anderson
Title: Pak Small r Half Inch
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 020
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 020
Philip Gelb Purple Wind
Artist: Philip Gelb
Title: Purple Wind
Label: Ryokan
Label page on this site: Ryokan
Ryokan
Splatter Trio SPLATTERARITIES
Artist: Splatter Trio
Title: SPLATTERARITIES
Label: Limited Sedition LS007
Label page on this site: Limited Sedition
Limited Sedition LS007
Matt Ingalls/ Matthew Sperry Recorded Live
Artist: Matt Ingalls/ Matthew Sperry
Title: Recorded Live
Label: Limited Sedition LS003
Label page on this site: Limited Sedition
Limited Sedition LS003
Shiurba, Rosenberg, Robair Bubble & Squeak
Artist: Shiurba, Rosenberg, Robair
Title: Bubble & Squeak
Label: Limited Sedition LS001
Label page on this site: Limited Sedition
Limited Sedition LS001
Splatter Trio Anagrams
Artist: Splatter Trio
Title: Anagrams
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 007
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 007
Spotted Dick Spotted Dick
Artist: Spotted Dick
Title: Spotted Dick
Label: Limited Sedition LS015
Label page on this site: Limited Sedition
Limited Sedition LS015
Gino Robair Singular Pleasures
Artist: Gino Robair
Title: Singular Pleasures
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 023
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 023
Oluyemi Thomas/ Gino Robair Unity in Multiplicity
Artist: Oluyemi Thomas/ Gino Robair
Title: Unity in Multiplicity
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 025
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 025
Masaoko, Nunn, Robair Crepuscular Music
Artist: Masaoko, Nunn, Robair
Title: Crepuscular Music
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 030
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 030
John Schott Shuffle Play: Elegies for the Recording Angel
Artist: John Schott
Title: Shuffle Play: Elegies for the Recording Angel
Label: New World Records 80548-2
Label page on this site: New World Records
New World Records 80548-2
John Butcher Gino Robair Liverpool (Bluecoat) Concert
Artist: John Butcher Gino Robair
Title: Liverpool (Bluecoat) Concert
Label: Limited Sedition LS026
Label page on this site: Limited Sedition
Limited Sedition LS026
Gebbia, Robair, etc. A Night in Palermo
Artist: Gebbia, Robair, etc.
Title: A Night in Palermo
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 041
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 041
Vinkeloe/Cremaschi/Masaoka/Robair Klang. Farbe. Melodie.
Artist: Vinkeloe/Cremaschi/Masaoka/Robair
Title: Klang. Farbe. Melodie.
Label: 482 Music 482-1030
Label page on this site: 482 Music
482 Music 482-1030
Jon Raskin Quartet Jon Raskin Quartet
Artist: Jon Raskin Quartet
Title: Jon Raskin Quartet
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 059
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 059
Jacob Lindsay/Gino Robair/Scott Looney Yellowcake
Artist: Jacob Lindsay/Gino Robair/Scott Looney
Title: Yellowcake
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 057
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 057
Interviews/Articles:
Jim Ryan (05/16/1999)
Gino Robair Interview from March 99 Outside Magazine