Listen to May Day: Sollo/Robair/Adachi


Celebrating 1st of May with

ERIKA SOFIA SOLLO – voice and electronics
GINO ROBAIR – acoustic and electronic objects
TOMOMI ADACHI – voice, electronics and self-made instruments

Erika Sofia Sollo is a vocalist and improviser based in Turin, Italy. She is mainly active in the fields of contemporary jazz, improvised and experimental music, focusing on the exploration of the human voice, and on free improvisation, as a soloist or in ensembles.
She played with Gino Robair, Martin Mayes, Achille Succi, Paolo Sanna, Eyvind Kang, Jessika Kenney, Patrizia Oliva, Stefano Giust, Tristan Honsinger, Francesco Cusa, Lisa Mezzacappa, Luca Pissavini, Gianni Lenoci, Emilio Gordoa, Gianni Mimmo, Walter Prati, Benedict Taylor, Viv Corringham, Angelo Contini, Nicola Guazzaloca, Tomomi Adachi, Korhan Erel, London Improvisers Orchestra and many others.
Her research is currently based on creating new sounds, exploring the possibilities of the voice in an unconventional way, with the use of “extended techniques” and electronic effects.

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.

Tomomi Adachi is a performer, composer, sound poet, installation artist from Tokyo, Berlin based. He plays improvised music with voice, live electronics and self-made instruments. He has performed with numerous musicians, dancers and film makers including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, Alessandro Bosetti, Jennifer Walshe, Annette Krebs, Butch Morris, OTOMO Yoshihide, TAKAHASHI Yuji, ICHIYANAGI Toshi. He has presented his works in Japan, Europe, U.S., Australia and other asian countries at many kinds venues include Tate Modern, IRCAM/Centre Pompidou, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Akademie der Kuenste Berlin, Walker Art Center and many others. He had lectures and workshops at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mills College, Bard College and London College of Communication.