The Electroacoustic improv trio of Eric Leonardson (springboard & electronics), Julia E. Miller (guitar & electronics), and Christopher Preissing (flute & electronics), present 3 collective improvisations and 3 duos between Auris members and percussionist Gino Robair.
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Label: Public Eyesore
Catalog ID: PE125
Squidco Product Code: 19045
Recorded at Experimental Sound Studio, In Chicago, Illinois, on October 20th, 2010.
Eric Leonardson-springboard, electronics
Julia Miller-guitar, electronics
Christopher Preissing-flute, electronics
Gino Robair-percussion, electronics
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"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)."-Gino Robair Website (http://www.ginorobair.com/bio.html)
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1. A-G.1 13:53
2. E+G 12:15
3. J+G 5:46
4. A+G.2 13:47
5. C+G 7:02
6. A+G.3 14:46
sample the album:
"Auris is an electroacoustic improvisation trio consisting of Eric Leonardson (springboard & electronics), Julia E. Miller (guitar & electronics), and Christopher Preissing (flute & electronics); Gino is percussionist Gino Robair. Rub features three collective improvisations and three duos between Auris members and Robair. Noise-based, pointillistic music, a demanding listen, with very successful moments (especially in "A+G.3") and forgettable ones. On the duos side, the best match-up is with the flutist, making "C+G" the highlight of this overall pretty respectable album. Rub is also downloadable for free from Pan Y Rosas."-François Couture, Monsieur Délire
"Auris is a trio of Eric Leonardson (springboard, electronics), Julia Miller (guitar, electronics) and Christopher Preissing (flute, electronics), guested by Gino Robair (percussion, electronics). This trio is into organic electro-acoustic music. Rub is their first release and resulted from a session at the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago in 2010. Robair may be the most familiar one of these musicians: founder of the Splatter Trio and owner of Rastacan Records, with an endless list of recordings with improvisers from all over the planet. Eric Leonardson is a composer, radio artist, sound designer, instrument inventor, improvisor, visual artist, etc from Chicago. He has a special interest for unorthodox approaches to sound and its instrumentation with a broad understanding of texture, atmosphere and microtones. Preissing is a composer and improviser from Chicago. Julia Miller works as an electronic musician on the one hand, and as a guitarist on the other. Like here with Auris. An interesting player. On Rub the four engage in some very sensitive, but rough improvisations. Don't let their freaky improvisations mislead you. These musicians know where they are up to. Their vivid abstract sound improvisations really touch upon things. They built dramatic textures, be it very loud or very quiet. A relevant and beautiful work."-DM, Vital Weekly
Chicago Jazz & Improvisation