Christoph Gallio * 1957
Lives in Zurich. Self-taught. Studied saxophone with Iwan Roth at the Basel Conservatory and with Steve Lacy in Paris. In 1987 Gallio won the art action award from the City of Basel. Since 1977 he has played with Irene Schweizer, Günter Müller, Norbert Möslang, Andy Guhl, Peter Kowald, Dennis Charles, Michael Lytle, Robert Dick, Werner Lüdi, Urs Blöchlinger, Fred Frith, Phil Minton, John Russel, Samm Bennett, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Kazutoki Umezu….. Performed solo and with dancers Christine Brodbeck, Yvonne Meier, Tomiko Takai and Franz Frautschi. Worked together with artists Beat Streuli, Rosa Suñer Fabrellas, Lisa Schiess, Claude Gaçon and poet Kurt Aebli. Since 1986 he has been composing. Concerts in Japan, Russia, USA, Canada and Europe. He recorded with DAY & TAXI, Ellen Christi, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Takashi Kazamaki, Irene Aebi, Stephan Wittwer, Alfred Zimmerlin, Matthew Ostrowski, Chie Mukai, Kalle Laar, Mart Soo, Eduard Akulin, Lindsay Cooper, Dieter Ulrich, Dominique Girod, Fredi Lüscher, Sara Maurer, Marino Pliakas, Thomas Eckert, Urs Voerkel and Peter K Frey.