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.


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
($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

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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):,

1550 N. Milwaukee, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60622

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

October performances with Chicago Phonography, Gino Robair

Ragdale field recording

Todd Carter’s stereo microphone setup recording in the Ragdale prairie, during Joshua Manchester’s Ragdale sound mapping project. Photo by Eric Leonardson, 2008.

10 PM, Friday October 2 performing with
Chicago Phonography

Brown Rice
4432 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
$5 suggested donation

2:30 PM, Saturday October 3 performing “Divination” with Gino Robair’s large ensemble

Claudia Cassidy Theater
Chicago Cultural Center, 2nd floor
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Free admission

Gino Robair returns to Chicago and presenting a new composition/conduction for large ensemble. Friday’s and Saturday’s performances are a part of the Fourth Annual Chicago Calling Festival. The concert will be preceded by a panel discussion beginning at 1:00 p.m. Please visit Chicago Calling for details.