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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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"Raphael Loher, pianist / composer. Born 1989, Flawil (CH)

Inspired by the blues pianist champion Jack Dupree, he started playing the piano at the age of 14. Improvising and the attentiveness and creative work associated with it became a central part of his life and music at the moment.

Through his multi-layered piano playing, which is supplemented by synthesizers, prepared piano and Wurlitzer, he is active in a wide variety of projects between improvisation, contemporary jazz, pop and new music.

He played with Gerry Hemingway, John Voirol, Nat Su, Christoph Erb, Manuel Troller, David Meier, Nicolas Stocker and had lessons with Sylvie Courvoisier, Pierre Favre, Frank Gratkowski, Chris Wiesendanger, Florian Hoelscher and Vera Kappeler.

In addition, Raphael Loher has been organizing concerts in the 'Kulturbrauerei' in Lucerne for two years and thus promotes improvised music as an organizer."

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"Dominique Girod was born in 1975 in Winterthur, Switzerland. From 1993 until 1996 he studied Jazz and Classical double-bass with J.-F. Jenny-Clark in Paris and classical double-bass with Andreas Cincera at the Zurich Conservatory with Diploma in 1999. From 2000 to 2007 he studied composition with Michaël Jarrell and electronic music and theory with Gerald Bennett at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). He contributed as a double bass player to numerous concerts, tours and CD productions in Jazz and Contemporary Music and wrote music for various instrumentations. In 2013 Freie Oper Zürich creates his first opera "l'homme qui rit" and 2018 his second opera "Orpheus" at the Rote Fabrik Zürich. 2003/2004 he was artist in residence at the Landis & Gyr Atelier for composition in London. 2014 he received the Recognition Award from the Kulturkomission Zollikon and in 2016 the Werkjahr für Komposition from the city of Zurich. Since 2001 Dominique Girod teaches double-bass and theory at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)."

-Dominique Girod 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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descriptions, reviews, &c.

"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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