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Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli)

As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD]

Roadworks (Gallio / Streuli): As If You Were Here / Glassware [2 LPS + CD + DOWNLOAD] (Percaso)

A deluxe 2 album release: "Glassware" on CD was composed by Swiss saxophonist Christoph Gallio for a commission by the Art Council Of The Canton Aargau, performed with Raphael Loher (piano), Ernst Thoma (synth), Dominique Girod (bass), and Nicolas Stocker (drums); then reworked into something creatively experimental in the 2 LP "As If You Were Here"; engaging and spellbinding!

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product information:

UPC: 7640172462966

Label: Percaso
Catalog ID: LP 36
Squidco Product Code: 28055

Format: 2 LPS + CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: Switzerland
Packaging: 2LPs - Gatefold + CD
Recorded at HARD studios in Winterthur, Switzerland, on September 28th and 29th, 2018, by Moritz Wetter.


Christoph Gallio-alto saxophone, soprano saxophone

Raphael Loher-piano, electronics

Ernst Thoma-synthesizer

Dominique Girod-double bass

Nicolas Stocker-drums

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Artist Biographies:

"Christoph Gallio was born in 1957 and lives in Baden, Switzerland. Self-taught, he began playing 19 years soprano saxophone. He studied saxophone with Iwan Roth at Basel Conservatory and Music at Steve Lacy in Paris. MA in Transdisciplinarity at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Gallio in 1987 received the Special Art Prize of the city of Basel and the Canton Aargau 2009 Berlin studio and 2012 a work contribution. He directs the bands DAY & TAXI (with Silvan Jeger and David Meier), MÖSIÖBLÖ (with Sylvia Nopper, Marino Pliakas and Thomas Eckert), and ROSES FOR ALL (with Jan Roder and Oliver Steidle). With the visual artist Beat Streuli him on a longstanding cooperation. The latest joint project is the interdisciplinary performance ROAD WORKS (with Andrea Neumann, Ernst Thoma, Dominique Girod and Julian Sartorius).

Since 1977, played and plays Christoph Gallio among other things with Irene Schweizer, Irene Aebi, Urs Voerkel, Peter K. Frey, Daniel Studer, Günter Müller, Stephan Wittwer, Norbert Möslang, Ernst Thoma, Peter Kowald, Alfred Zimmerlin, Matthew Ostrowski, Hans Koch, Werner Lüdi, Urs Blöchlinger, Erhard Hirt, Dieter Ulrich, Fred Frith, Phil Minton, John Russel, Lindsay L. Cooper, Peter Schärli, Bernhard Bamert, Takashi Kazamaki, Yoshiaki Onnyk Kinno, Samm Bennett, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Kazutoki Umezu, Tetsu Saitoh , William Parker, Rashied Ali, Christian Wolfarth, Martin Lorenz, Hans-Christian Sarnau, Lara Stanic, Olaf Rupp, Kazumi, Helmut Erler, Hans Benda, Sven Åke Johansson, Andrea Neumann, Julian Sartorius. Solos and performances with the dancers Christine Brodbeck, Yvonne Meier, Tomiko Takai, Franz Frautschi and Hideto Heshiki. Cooperation including with the artists Alex Silver, Eric Hattan and writer Kurt Aebli. Since 1986 Gallio composes for himself, his band and others. Concerts and tours at home and abroad. Various recordings."

-Christoph Gallio Website (

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track listing:


1. As If You Were Here Side A 16:50


1. As If You Were Here Side B 15:36


1. As If You Were Here Side C 17:04


1. Glassware 1 14:01

2. Glassware 2 13:21

3. Glassware 3 14:37

4. Glassware 4 15:29

5. Glassware 5 13:25
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"Glassware and As You Were Here are the result of our latest recording session.

Glassware is a composition by Christoph Gallio who was commissioned by Gnom Baden (presenter of composed new music) and the Art Council Of The Canton Aargau (Aargauer Kuratorium). The music was premiered in cooperation with visual artist Caro Niederer in Baden, on December 3rd, 2016. The background of her video was her work "glass interior". The focal point of as you were here is free improvised music.

A mix of improvisations and composed parts of Glassware were compiled to create a whole new thing in As If You Were Here. New in the band is keyboardist Raphael Loher and ECM artist Nicolas Stocker replaces Julian Sartorius on drums."-Percaso

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