Biography: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.
Berkeley Arts2133 University Avenue
Wednesday, May 7 2014 8:00 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.
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 Arts2133 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
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
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: