Emilio Guarino is a performer and producer with experience that ranges from orchestral performance to contemporary electronic music, modern improvisation, and multi-disciplinary collaborative works.
As a bassist, he has performed or collaborated with a wide variety of creative personalities that include conductors, composers, soloists, and producers. Highlights include performances with Sir Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, Renée Fleming, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Todd Machover, The MIT Media Lab, Grammy winning hip-hop producer Derrick Braxton, and Glenn Kotche of Wilco.
Emilio has also been invited to appear at major festivals including the Stavanger Kammermusikk Festival (Norway), The Lucerne Festival (Switzerland), The International Society of Bassists biennial conference, and the Philadelphia Orchestra’s contemporary ensemble-in-residence, SoundLAB, at the Barnes/Stokowski Festival.
Ongoing projects include Emilio’s experimental electronic project, Hot Wobble, as well as playing bass with Lateef Dameer’s hip-hop band First Life, reggae artists CC Roots, and psychedelic visionaries BLUEOX.
In addition to his work performing and writing music, Emilio is a founding member of genre-bending musical community Sound In Color, published his first book Make It: A Guide For Recent Music Graduates, developed The Chromatic Endpin for double bass, and teaches privately throughout the New York City area.
Emilio Guarino is a performer, producer, and sonic explorer that is equally at home in the orchestra or programming a sampler. As a bassist, he has performed all over the world with world-class conductors, Grammy winning hip-hop producers, and visionaries on the bleeding edge of music technology.