Brooklyn-based BUKE (byook) & GASE (gace) are Arone Dyer on the “buke” (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the “gase” (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation).
Both of them play double duty, also mobilizing a small army of foot percussion. These instruments are then filtered through various pedals, amplifiers and homemade inventions to create a surprisingly complex sound.
Dyer’s supermelodic vocal lines weave through the beautiful yet unwieldy musical matter, balancing light and dark, calamity and control. Their musical multi-tasking makes for live shows that are visually unexpected and sonically explosive.
Buke & Gase | Misshaping Introduction
Dyer and Sanchez had formerly been bandmates in the post-punk noise group Hominid who, after touring with The Fall in 2004, fell to their demise and disbanded. Sanchez went on to form Proton Proton and Dyer took a three-year musical hiatus and became obsessed with racing her bicycle as a form of masochistic entertainment.
In 2007, pining for a new direction, the two regrouped. After much alchemizing they discovered their nascent sound while tinkering with their distinctive homemade gear: a bass drum with an integral snare drum and tambourine, ankle-played bells, toe-bourine, a cameo-ing homemade bulbul tarang and, of course, the eponymous buke and gass.
ZS | Live at 286 Kent
“ZS creates conceptual art objects that set form and content against each other – like a perfect birthday cake made out of sawdust, or a perfect hammer made of bird feathers.”(New York Times)
ZS is a band and a genre. ZS is concerned with creating music that challenges the physical and mental limitations of performer and listener equally. ZS has toured extensively in North America and Europe, and has recently begun visiting Asia.
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Buke and Gase & ZS LIVE
Monday, 22 April 2013 | 20:00 CET
Kantine am Berghain | Am Wriezener Bahnhof | 10243 Berlin/Friedrichshain