plays Guitars and Basses. Greek and Swiss citizen, lives in Zurich/Switzerland.
Studies in classical guitar at the Zurich Conservatory and history at the University of Zurich.Concert tours throughout Europe (Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Norway, Spain, Portugal, UK, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia/Montenegro, Croatia, Makedonia, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Turkey) Egypt, China, South Africa, Mozambique and Northern America (USA, CAN) as guitar and bass (upright and electr.) player in the fields of New Music, Freejazz/ Improvisation, Avant-Rock.
Plays and played besides Steamboat Switzerland, Broetzmann-Pliakas-Wertmueller and KK.Null-Pliakas-Wertmueller with Die Firma (improvising string quartet), Stephan Wittwer (SLUDGE 2000/3000 and Wittwer-Pliakas-Wertmueller, Mösiöblö, Caspar Broetzmann, Peter Broetzmann, John Cale, Nels Cline, Gene Coleman, Holger Czukay, Jacques Demierre, Robert Dick, David Dramm, eRikm, Terry and Andy Ex, Flea, Nick Franglen, KK.Null, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Phil Minton, Steve Noble, Norbert Moeslang, Larry Polansky, Josh Pollock, Jim O’Rourke, Ken Vandermark, Trevor Watts, Michael Wertmueller, Kenny Wollesen, Alan Wilkinson and many others.
Extra member of various avant-guard ensembles.Various Swiss awards and commissions.Politico-cultural activities (1998-2003 president of ISCM Zurich etc.).
Marino Pliakas on Percaso Productions
Christoph Gallio “Mösiöblö “
Sarah Maurer: mezzosoprano, Marino Pliakas: guitar, Thomas Eckert: Bb and bass clarinet, Christoph Gallio: soprano & altosax, Peter Schärli: guest, trumpet and flugelhorn, John Halpern and Felix Klopotek: liner notes
All compositions are by Christoph Gallio except track 5, 20 by Maurer, Pliakas, Eckert, Gallio, track4, 7, 17, 25, 34 by Maurer, Pliakas, Eckert, Gallio, Schärli, track 10, 26, 35 by Maurer, Pliakas, Eckert, track 16, 31 by Maurer, Eckert, Gallio, track 11 by Pliakas, Eckert, track14 by Eckert, Gallio, track 22 by Pliakas, Gallio, track 29 by Maurer, Eckert. Recorded at Radiostudio Zürich, 1999 July 3 & 4 by Martin Pearson. Edited, mixed and mastered at Elephant Château Studio Basel, 2000 July and August by Max Spielmann and Christoph Gallio. Graphic design by Anne Hoffmann. Cover Art: Emmett Williams
Selected Marino Pliakas recordings with Steamboat Switzerland