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Gino Robair

Percussionist, Splatter Trio
Besides having a fascination with resonating objects, Gino Robair owns
Rastascan Records and is an associate editor for Electronic Musician
magazine.

Gino frequently tours North America and Europe as a soloist and often improvises in ad-hoc groups. He has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Tom Waits, John Butcher, LaDonna Smith, Otomo Yoshihide, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Myra Melford, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, The Club Foot Orchestra, and he is a founding member of the Splatter Trio.

Gino has studied percussion with Ron George, AMM percussionist Eddie Prevost, William Kraft, and William Winant; studied composition with Barney Childs, Lou Harrison, David Rosenboom, and Larry Polansky; and has earned two masters degrees--Electronic Music and Composition--from Mills College, Oakland CA.

Click here for Jim Ryan's interview with Gino.
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, February 24 2016 7:30 PM
Tom's Place [3111 Deakin Street Berkeley]
Carla Harryman's "Gardener of Stars, an Opera" featuring Jon Raskin (electronics, concertina, voice)& Carla Harryman (voice)
and excerpts from Harryman's "Occupying Theodore W Adorno's 'Music and New Music'", feat. Harrayman and Gino Robair (prepared piano)  More...
Wednesday, March 2 2016 7:45 PM
Second Act [1727 Haight St. SF]
Arma Agharta
Whatever happened to Vilnius Fats? Too little is known about Baltic Paganism although traces persist to this very day, not in anachronistic costume re-enactors but in the heavy experiments of artists like Lithuania's Arma Agharta. Besides live conjuring of acoustic objects, soviet vintage electronics, spontaneous improvised games, glossolalia and odd costumes, he’s renowned for summoning communal cultural production through curation, festival organization, and erstwhile operation of the hand-crafted micro-label Perineum. His solo and communal works evince an enduring will, discipline, a consciousness without superstition, and infinite devotion without egotheism.
https://soundcloud.com/d-petri-aubject/noosphertilizer-ii-sampling
http://arma.lt

Collision Stories
A four way head-on with members of SubArachnoid Space, Crawling With Tarts, Snowsteps and Seeded Plain throws no shrapnel, instead congealing as an airborne amalgam of tin, bass, theremin, copper, vinyl, skin, and string. Come hear four heads take flight, Mason Jones, Michael Gendreau, Jorge Bachmann, and Bryan Day, before the cold ground rushes to unmeet them.
http://collisionstories.com

Tender Buttons
Tender Buttons rewinds classic electronic musics in a swarm of devices and languages, composed in the moment via a shared esthetic of severe improvisational methods. Friendly spirits Fluxus, WDR, Cage, On-U and Kling Klang are never far away.
“Hope in gates, hope in spoons, hope in doors, hope in tables, no hope in daintiness and determination.” — Gertrude Stein
Tender Buttons is: Tania Chen – piano, electronics, toys; Gino Robair – modular electronics; Tom Djll – modular and circuit-bent electronics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMnAQmYV3kU

BLEIE
Explorist of physical and metaphysical topographies, Sarah Bly scales heights by day and dives deep by dark snaring everything between in a cat's cradle of sinewed sound. Once she plucks you from your chair on sticky rhythms, a beauty of horrible proportions announces itself. Prepare to be swaddled in sounds that paralyze description as eight-eyed chaos creeps in quick for a final snuggle.
http://soundcloud.com/bleie  More...
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