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Gino Robair

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

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:

Berkeley Arts

2133 University Avenue

Wednesday, May 7 2014 8:00 PM

8 pm
base 10: walton/liebig duo

steuart liebig - electric bass
scott walton - double bass

contrabassist scott walton, who lived in socal and now lives in norcal, is no stranger at berkeley arts festival. steuart liebig, who lives in socal, is a less frequent visitor to the art festival environs. after much mutual admiration and discussion of playing a duo gig together, here it is. different orders of bass frequencies will be explored.

9 pm
andrea parkins - electronics
zeena parkins - harp, effects
Phillip Greenlief - alto & tenor saxophone
Gino Robair - analog electronics, percussion

misters greenlief and robair are excited to spend the evening in exploratory bliss with two highly acclaimed poets of electro-acoustic improvisation. andrea and zeena parkins, two mainstays of the new york improvised music scene (with a catalog of works that range far beyond the borders of free improvisation) meet two stalwarts of the san francisco bay area creative music camp (who have, similarly, spent decades demolishing genre boundaries). yes, we are recording this show. who knows, you might just be able to listen to it in the comforts of your own home someday on CD. until then, we invite you to experience in person the magic of four creative minds let loose in uncharted sonic landscapes.

Berkeley Arts

2133 University Avenue

Saturday, Jun 14 2014 2:00 PM

The 2nd Annual Richard Waters New Music Festival - a festival of musical invention inspired by Richard Waters and his creation, the Waterphone. The festival will run from 2 10 PM and feature musicians from the greater bay area, including a large waterphone ensemble to open and close the show.

Partial line-up more TBA.

Music For Hard Times
Tom Nunn - inventions, Paul Winstanley - extended electric bass

Get Your Bad Self Ready!
Steve Shain - metal bass, Ted Dutcher, Bart Hopkin - inventions, Mike Knowlton - inventions

Jon Raskin - solo

Bryan Day - inventions

Reconnaissance Fly
Polly Moller, Amanda Chaudhary, Rich Lesnik, Larry the O and Tim Walters

Full Disclosure Big Band
Gary Knowlton, Keith Cudaback, Lee Charlton, Tom Solinger, Rob Wright

The Emercency String Ex-tet
Bob Marsh - contrabass, Doug Carroll - cello, David Michalak - lap steel, Jeff Hobbs- violin, Kristina Dutto - violin

The Richard Waters Orchestra
Tom Nunn, Bart Hopkin, Eric Glick Rieman, Gary Knowlton, Lee Charlton, Karen Stackpole - waterphones and Cindy Webster - saw

Grosse Abfahrt
Tom Djll - trumpets, electronics, Kyle Bruckmann - oboe, English horn, Jacob Felix Heule - percussions, electronics, Matt Ingalls - clarinets, Tim Perkis - electronics, John Shiurba - guitar

Doug Carroll - cello, birds

Ghost in the House
Tom Nunn - inventions, Polly Moller - bass flute, John Ingle - saxophones, Kyle Bruckmann - double reeds, Karen Stackpole - gongs, percussion, David Michalak - lap steel, percussion

CDs on which Gino Robair appears:

Anthony Braxton/Gino Robair Duets (1987)DuetsMusic and ArtsCD-1026(1)
Gebbia, Robair, etc.A Night in PalermoRastascan RecordsBRD 041
Gino RobairSingular PleasuresRastascan RecordsBRD 023
Jacob Lindsay/Gino Robair/Scott LooneyYellowcakeRastascan RecordsBRD 057
John Butcher Gino RobairLiverpool (Bluecoat) ConcertLimited SeditionLS026
John SchottShuffle Play: Elegies for the Recording AngelNew World Records80548-2
Jon Raskin QuartetJon Raskin QuartetRastascan RecordsBRD 059
Masaoko, Nunn, RobairCrepuscular MusicRastascan RecordsBRD 030
Matt Ingalls/ Matthew SperryRecorded LiveLimited SeditionLS003
Myles BoisenGuitarspeakRastascan RecordsBRD 017
Oluyemi Thomas/ Gino RobairUnity in MultiplicityRastascan RecordsBRD 025
Philip GelbPurple WindRyokan
Ron AndersonPak Small r Half InchRastascan RecordsBRD 020
Shiurba, Rosenberg, RobairBubble & SqueakLimited SeditionLS001
Splatter TrioAnagramsRastascan RecordsBRD 007
Splatter TrioHi-Fi Junk NoteRastascan RecordsBRD 021
Splatter TrioSPLATTERARITIESLimited SeditionLS007
Splatter TrioThe Splatter TrioRastascan RecordsBRD 003
Splatter Trio + 2Fistful of DeweyRacer Records1003
Spotted DickSpotted DickLimited SeditionLS015
Vinkeloe/Cremaschi/Masaoka/Robair Klang. Farbe. Melodie.482 Music482-1030