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An evening of electroacoustic audio-visual improvisations with John Butcher, Bill Hsu and Gino Robair

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 7:30 pm, $6, ,

John Butcher’s work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked saxophone pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. He is well known as a soloist, recently exploring unusual site-specific acoustics, and has released seven CDs of solo saxophone music.

He has toured and broadcast in Europe, Japan, North America and Australia. His compositions include pieces for Polwechsel, the Australian Elision Ensemble, the American Rova Saxophone Quartet, Futurist Intonarumori and “somethingtobesaid” for the John Butcher Group. Recent projects include Thermal with EX guitarist Andy Moor & Thomas Lehn, and the wind trio The Contest of Pleasures with Axel Dörner and Xavier Charles.

Bill Hsu works with electronics and live animation systems. He has performed in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He is a founding member of the Beanbender’s collective, which organized over 150 concerts of new music in the San Francisco Bay area. He teaches and does research at San Francisco State University. Website:

Gino Robair is an American composer, improvisor, drummer, and percussionist. In his own work (as a soloist and in improvisation ensembles), he plays prepared/modified percussion, analog synthesizer, ebow and prepared piano, theremin, and bowed objects (polystyrene, customized/broken cymbals, faux daxophone, metal). Although Gino is often referred to as a jazz musician, he grew up playing both rock and concert music. Gino Robair was an editor of Electronic Musician magazine, and runs Rastascan Records. Website:

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