Review of “Rub” by Auris + Gino

Rub by Auris, art by Eric LeonardsonOur CD Rub by Auris with Gino Robair received a very positive review by Dave Madden. Auris is my trio with Julia Miller and Christopher Preissing. Rub was released in 2013 by Public Eyesore, and is available on SquidCo.

 

Rub is a dazzling display of virtuosity. So much talent across musical chops and knowing how to use that Ivory Tower perfection to offer new music is almost criminal.” Read the whole review here in The Squid’s Ear.

Different Worlds | Review of Rub

The Sound Projector bannerThe Sound Projector, the wonderful, British music magazine and radio show, posted a Rupert Loydell’s new review of “Rub,” my 2013 CD with Auris and Gino Robair.

Auris is my trio formed in 2007 with Julia Miller and Christopher Preissing. Rub is available as a joint label on Public Eyesore and Pan Y Rosas.
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“Rub” New CD Release On Public Eyesore and Pan Y Rosas

CD cover "Rub"Just in and out this week, a new CD recorded with the Auris Trio (Christopher Preissing, Julia Miller, and me) and renowned the San Francisco percussionist Gino Robair. Purchase yours on Public Eyesore or download a free MP3 version from the Pan Y Rosas netlabel.

The CD (PE 125) feature duos and quartets with the members of the
Auris Trio and Gino Robair, six tracks in all, recorded at ESS in 2010 by Alex Inglizian. It was exquisitely mastered by Neil Jendon. The artwork features an intaglio print I made in the 1970s. Lou Mallozzi wrote the album notes and Christopher Preissing designed the album art.

Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics
Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
Christopher Preissing – flute, electronics
Gino Robair – percussion, electronics

If you’ve never experienced our music live, this it the next best thing. Check back on this “what’s new” blog or sign up for my email list to receive news about a future CD release concert in 2014.

 

Friday, June 17 – Articular Facet

Performing 7PM

A part of the 11th Annual SKETCHBOOK: EVOLUTION

The Chopin Theatre
1543 West Division
Chicago IL 60622

Also performing next week Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24.

ARTICULAR FACET is a continuation of Julia Miller’s electroacoustic performance project series that began in early 2011 with Joseph Kramer, Noé Cuéllar, Coppice, Andy Ortmann, and Auris.

SKETCHBOOK is Collaboraction’s annual cross-disciplinary performance festival “…featuring the collective talents of more than two hundred pioneering directors, designers, actors, musicians and artists from Chicago and around the country for a jaw-dropping evening of creativity, experimentation, and celebration.”

Facebook: www.facebook.com/collaboraction

New Music at the Green Mill, ESS, Auris and The Scratch Orchestra

Sunday, October 24, 2–5:00PM

Auris trio performs in Scratch Orchestra Project, with special guest Gino Robair, at the quarterly New Music at the Green Mill series

Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773.878.5552
($10 suggested donation, 21 and over)

Listen to the Scratch Orchestra on Sunday at 10:00pm, on Something Else with Philip von Zweck, WLUW  88.7FM. Copy and load this link into your mp3 player to listen to WLUW’s live stream. Or, visit wluw.org.

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Auris and Gino Robair at Enemy

Friday, October 22, 9:00PM (doors at 8:00)

Gino RobairAuris performs with Gino Robair – Bay Area electronics/percussionist.

Opening: Andrew Royal (violin), Paul Hartsaw (sax), Carol Genetti (voice)

KBD (from Toledo): www.thenoisyattic.com, www.myspace.com/kbdtoledo

Enemy
1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622
www.enemysound.com

Listen to WNUR at 2:00PM when Gino Robair and Andrew Royal perform

Auris  is Christopher Preissing – flute, voice, electronics; Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics; Julia Miller – guitar, electronics

Auris on Something Else radio WLUW 88.7FM

Sunday, October 17, 10:00PM US CST (GMT -6)

Julia Miller (guitar, electronics) and I perform live on “Something Else” hosted by Philip von Zweck, on WLUW 88.7 FM. This live broadcast will feature our music and interviews about our work with group member, and composer Christopher Preissing (flute, electronics), phoning in from Nebraska. Copy and load this link into your mp3 player to listen to WLUW’s live stream. Or, visit wluw.org.

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Hosted by Philip von Zweck on WLUW 88.7FM since 1995, Something Else is Chicago’s longest running radio show devoted to seldom-heard and experimental, avant-garde musics, sound art, works of long duration (no excerpts!), and other less classifiable things that just don’t have an outlet.

Performing Saturday, March 6 at Enemy

9 PM Saturday,  March 6 at Enemy, a double bill with Auris and WUMMIN

Auris:

  • Julia Miller – guitar, electronics
  • Christopher Preissing – flute, objects, electronics
  • Eric Leonardson – springboard, electronics

WUMMIN:

  • Andrew Royal – violin
  • Anita Chari – cello, voice
  • Brian Sulpizio – drums
Enemy
1550 N Milwaukee Avenue, 3rd floor
Chicago, IL 60622
www.enemysound.com
(doors at 8:00)

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Upcoming Performances and Broadcasts in January

I have four live appearances on radio and on stage this month, I hope you may be able to attend or listen in…

Saturday, January 16, 5:00AM US CST (GMT -6)

Guest on ITDE (“It’s Too Damn Early”)

I will be a guest interview on ITDE hosted by DaveX on WDBX 91.1FM.

ITDE features experimental, avant-garde, electroacoustic, improvisational, and other musics. ITDE airs on Saturday mornings from 4 – 6:30 a.m. [US CST / GMT -6]. That’s 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Berlin, and 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Hong Kong.

Sunday, January 17, 10:00PM–2:00 AM US CST (GMT -6)

Chicago Phonography on Something Else

Chicago Phonography at OpShop 2009Hosted by Philip von Zweck on WLUW 88.7FM Listen to the live stream.

Something Else is Chicago’s longest running radio show devoted to seldom-heard and experimental, avant-garde musics, sound art, works of long duration (no excerpts!), and other less classifiable things that just don’t have an outlet. Chicago Phonography is a collective of artists interested in promoting creative activity in listening by broadcasting unprocessed field recordings as an ensemble in a context of live improvisation.

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May 3, New Music at the Green Mill

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2—5 PM, SUNDAY May 3, 2009
NEW MUSIC at the legendary GREEN MILL

curated by Julia Miller

This afternoon I perform (on springboard) in Julia Miller’s microtonal composition for many notes or many players.

Green Mill Jazz Club
4802 N. Broadway Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-878-5552
www.greenmilljazz.com
Admission: $5

Julia wrote (4/29/09):

I’m really happy to announce that we now have a blog!!!

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