At the first sight of Alco Iron & Metal Co, Gino Robair's heart rate spikes and his eyes glass over like a Toys R Us kid on a holiday bender. The found-sound percussionist loves to climb all over the San Leandro junkyard's vast acreage of 55-gallon drums, stuffed with discarded car parts and rusted pipes, foraging for scrap metal that might someday make music. "It's like prospecting for gold," he says. "You just get dirty... and find garbage that can be used... More >>>
Gino Robair: "I just show up with a paper bag of things and a bow."