works with percussion, electronics, polystyrene, and prepared piano. He
has recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Butcher, Derek Bailey,
Otomo Yoshihide, Eugene Chadbourne, Lou Harrison, and Terry Riley.
In addition, Gino has performed with John Zorn, Wadada Leo Smith, Cecil
Taylor, the ROVA saxophone quartet, Nina Hagen, Eddie Prevost of AMM,
the Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, and Paul Plimley, among many others.
Gino has worked in a variety of media, from Shakespearean theater and
Javanese gamelan to modern dance and MTV, and he served as Music Director
for the animated television series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat
for CBS. He is also one of the "25 innovative percussionists"
included in the book Percussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001).
Gino's improvised opera, "I, Norton", is based on the writings
of Norton I, the self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States and Protector
of Mexico. The piece has been performed in Japan and throughout Europe
and North America.