PELLEGRINO-POGO-HEENAN Trio featuring GINO ROBAIR
Mat Pogo: voice, electronics
Chris Heenan: contrabass clarinet, tenor sax
Mikaele Pellegrino: electric guitar
Gino Robair: percussions, electronics
The Berlin-based trio came together in 2018 at the behest of Mikaele Pellegrino. The trio explores multiple facets of free improvisation emphasizing the dialogue between acoustic and electronic sound and the different timbres of the voice, contrabass clarinet and electric guitar. Instant composition is one of the main focuses of the trio; through the searching of a shared texture the trio achieves a rich and energetic sound.
Gino Robair is a percussionist, music journalist, and published composer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gino frequently tours North America and Europe as a soloist and often improvises in ad-hoc groups. He has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Tom Waits, John Butcher, LaDonna Smith, Otomo Yoshihide, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Myra Melford, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, The Club Foot Orchestra, and he is a founding member of the Splatter Trio.