Gino Robair & HEARding Cats Gelatinous Orchestra
Saturday, Mar. 15 – 8 pm
Kerr Foundation Building
21 O’Fallon Street
Tickets: $15 / $10 students, artists
HEARding Cats’ Gelatinous Orchestra – the improvising ensemble that “gels when it jams” is back in 2014, featuring special guest Gino Robair. Robair has collaborated many times
with HEARding Cats and various St. Louis musicians, though he may be best remembered for his improvised opera, I, Norton several years ago. Like a conversation, the Gelatinous Orchestra features multiple individuals on various instruments passing around sonic ideas. Sometimes these ideas conflict; other times they combine; ebbing and flowing throughout 75 minutes of sonic landscapes. In addition to Robair, St. Louis improvising mainstays Treasure Shields-Redmond, tory z starbuck, Venus Slick, and Kate Eakin join the fun at Kerr Foundation.
Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the “25 innovative
percussionists” included in the book Percussion Profiles(SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe. Don’t miss it!