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Gino Robair

perc, dr, US
Musician / Composer of Jazz

Gino Robair is a percussionist, music journalist, and published composer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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.

  • Percussion
  • Drums
  • Piano
  • Marimba
  • Alphorn
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Forty Seven K on Blips And Ifs by Gino Robair & Birgit Ulher
Improvisation & Prelude on Duets 1987 by Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair
Composition No. 86 on Duets 1987 by Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair
EMBO on Other Destinations by Gino Robair
Counting Song on Duets 1987 by Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair
Decline of Reason on Duets 1987 by Anthony Braxton & Gino Robair
One on Crepuscular Music by Tom Nunn, Gino Robair & Miya Masaoka
A Fascinating Instability on Singular Pleasures by Gino Robair
What's Become of the Baby > More Feedback (for Jerome John Garcia) on More Requia by Henry Kaiser
Throw off the Last Veil on The Shrilling of Frogs by Tanja Feichtmair, Damon Smith & Gino Robair

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Title Artist Year Type
BroolGino Robair, Davide Merlino, Alberto Ricca2019Single
Trio Music Minus One (For Pauline Oliveros)Thollem McDonas / Gino Robair2018Album
LuftschifffeiertagserinnerungfotoalbumGrosse Abfahrt – Frank Gratkowski, Kjell Nordeson, Lisa Mezzacappa, Phillip Greenlief, John Bischoff, Tom Djll, Gino Robair, Tim Perkis, Matt Ingalls, John Shiurba2016Album
Bottle Breaking Heart LeapJohn Butcher & Gino Robair2015Album
Trio Music Minus One (For Dennis Palmer)Thollem McDonas / Gino Robair2014Album
Interactions QuartetAndrew Raffo Dewar / Kyle Bruckmann / Gino Robair / John Shiurba2014Album
RubAuris + Gino Robair2013Album
Solo Drums With EbowGino Robair2013Album
ApopheniaJohn Butcher / Gino Robair2011Album
ScrutablesDerek Bailey / John Butcher / Gino Robair2011Album
PopeWAFFENEzramo / Gino Robair / David Fenech / Wendelin Büchler feat. Argo Ulva2010Album
Our Faceless EmpireErnesto Diaz-Infante / Manuel Mota / Gino Robair / Ernesto Rodrigues2010Album
PögiffBirgit Ulher, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair2009Album
Postage Paid Duets Vol. 2David Sait w/ Glen Hall w/ Gino Robair w/ LaDonna Smith2009Album
I, Norton: An Opera In Real TimeGino Robair2009Album
Blips And IfsGino Robair / Birgit Ulher2009Album
Dot Feed/Norwich FragmentsJon Mueller, Gino Robair2008Album
New Langton Arts 2000John Butcher, Gino Robair, Matthew Sperry2008Album
Tuva Space 2001Lesli Dalaba, Fred Frith, Gino Robair, Matthew Sperry2007Album
Supermodel SupermodelGail Brand, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry2006Album
Lindsay / Looney / Robair - YellowcakeJacob Lindsay / Scott R. Looney / Gino Robair2006Album
SputterBirgit Ulher, Gino Robair2005Album
Klang. Farbe. Melodie.Biggi Vinkeloe / George Cremaschi / Miya Masaoka / Gino Robair2004Album
New Oakland BurrJohn Butcher & Gino Robair2004Album
Illuminations (Several Views)Peter Kowald / Miya Masaoka / Gino Robair2003Album
A Night In PalermoGianni Gebbia, Lelio Giannetto, Tom Nunn, Miriam Palma, Garth Powell, Gino Robair, Damon Smith2002Album
Guerrilla MosaicsJohn Butcher / Miya Masaoka / Gino Robair2002Album
Liverpool ( Bluecoat) ConcertJohn Butcher & Gino Robair2000Album
Firehouse FuturitiesSteve Norton, Tom Plsek, Gino Robair1999Album
Plates, Blocks, Cups & HairGino Robair1999Album
New Dimensions In StyrofoamGino Robair1999Single
Spotted DickJohn Shiurba / Gino Robair / Scott Rosenberg / Morgan Guberman1999Album
Bubble & SqueakJohn Shiurba, Scott Rosenberg, Gino Robair1998Album
Singular Pleasures: Percussion Music For Listening And SamplingGino Robair1998Album
May 15thGiuseppe Ielasi / Renato Rinaldi / Domenico Sciajno / Gino Robair1998Album
Buddy Systems - Selected Duos And TriosGino Robair1998Album
12 MilagritosJohn Butcher / Gino Robair / Matthew Sperry1998Album
Theremin vs E-Bow-SnareGino Robair1997Single
Unity In MultiplicityOluyemi Thomas / Gino Robair1996Album
Purple WindPhilip Gelb, Gino Robair, Miya Masaoka, Dana Reason, Shaking Ray Levis1996Album
Crepuscular MusicMiya Masaoka, Tom Nunn, Gino Robair1995Album
Other DestinationsGino Robair1989Album
Duets 1987Gino Robair / Anthony Braxton1987Album
She Left Me For A SheGino Robair1987Single
Birth's Wet Aroma In Fake Fog (Tuva)Gino Robair, Kaffe MatthewsAlbum
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