Bill Gilonis

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Bill Gilonis
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Background information
Birth nameWilliam Gilonis
Born (1958-07-03) 3 July 1958 (age 60)
London, England
GenresAvant-rock, post-punk, experimental
Occupation(s)Musician, Translator
Years active1979–present
LabelsRecommended, Woof, Ad Hoc Records
Associated actsThe Work, The Hat Shoes, The Lowest Note, The Miners of Banal, Bing Selfish and the Ideals ...

Bill Gilonis (born 1958) is an English guitarist and composer. He co-founded the gritty experimental rock group The Work[1][2] in 1980 with Tim Hodgkinson. The group was active intermittently until 1993, recording four albums and touring extensively, including in Russia, Japan[3] Finland, Yugoslavia and Switzerland.

Gilonis has also worked as a producer, sound engineer and/or musician with (among others): Robert Wyatt, News from Babel (Chris Cutler, Lindsay Cooper, Zeena Parkins, Dagmar Krause), David Thomas, Peter Blegvad, Ut, Lindsay Cooper Film Music Group, Hail and The Hat Shoes (with Catherine Jauniaux, Tom Cora, Charles Hayward, and others). Other projects include: writing and recording the music for Frida Béraud’s one-woman theatre piece, "Aus den Haaren gezogen"; a collaboration with Anja Burse on Wild Thing, an audio-visual installation piece; and a multi-media piece for the Val de Travers exhibition about Absinthe in Neuchatel, Switzerland (with Luigi Archetti, Jeroen Visser and Julien Baillod). He has been living in Zurich since 1993 where he has mixed and/or produced CDs by Swiss bands such as No Secrets in the Family, The Jellyfish Kiss and Lödig. His most recent recordings have been Zürich-Bamberg (Ad Hoc, 2008),[4] a CD of electroacoustic compositions (together with Canadian composer Chantale Laplante), and Calvary Greetings by the Anglo-Dutch-American band Stepmother (with Lukas Simonis, Jeroen Visser and Dave Kerman) - "a reunion of an 80s band the never existed but should have".

In 2009, together with Alex Julyan, he published Lost in Translation,[5] on Lost & Found Publishing.

Selected discography[6][edit]


The Work
  • Slow Crimes (1982, LP, Woof Records, UK)
  • Live in Japan (1982, LP, Recommended Records, Japan)
  • Rubber Cage (1989, LP/CD, Woof Records, UK)
  • See (1992, CD, Woof Records, UK)
  • The 4th World (2010, CD, Ad Hoc Records, USA)
Lindsay Cooper, Chris Cutler, Bill Gilonis, Tim Hodgkinson and Robert Wyatt
News from Babel
The Hat Shoes
  • Differently Desperate (1992, LP/CD, RecRec, Switzerland)
  • Home (2002, CD, RecRec, Switzerland)
Bill Gilonis & Chantale Laplante
  • Zürich-Bamberg (2008, CD, Ad Hoc Records, USA)
Stepmother, (Lukas Simonis, Bill Gilonis, Jeroen Visser and Dave Kerman)
  • Calvary Greetings (2014/2015), CD/LP, Megaphone / Knock'em Dead Records, USA)
Compilation (The Lowest Note + The Work + Bill Gilonis/Tim Hodgkinson)
  • WOOF 7 inches (2004, CD, Ad Hoc Records, USA)


  1. ^ "The WORK: Rubber Cage". Option magazine, Issues 42-47. 1992. p. 137. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. ^ "The WORK: Live in Japan". Maelstrom ezine, Issue 43. 1982. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Youtube clip from Live in Japan".
  4. ^ "GILONIS/LAPLANTE: Zürich-Bamberg". Revue & Corrigée, Issue 80. 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2009.
  5. ^ "Alex Julyan & Bill Gilonis". Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  6. ^ "Discogs discography".

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