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BUKE & GASE, 2023


In 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when tours were cancelled and all live music went silent, one band refused to stay quiet. This is that concert.The musical duo Buke and Gase performs a complete live concert to the eerily empty, famed arts and musical hall Basilica Hudson. In between the genre-bending performances that make up the concert portions, the film examines the design and creation of their handmade instruments, a six-string former-baritone ukulele (the "Buke") and a hybrid guitar-bass (the "Gase”) as well as the inspirations behind the songs and lyrics. The film contains both a full set from Buke and Gase made up of their hit songs and new releases, as well as insights from Aaron Dessner (The National), Melissa Auf der Maur (The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole), Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Laurie Anderson (Artist/Musician), Jad Abumrad (Radiolab), Alec Hanley Bemis (Brassland), Jonny Dovercourt (music journalist) and many more.

Music by:
Buke & Gase
Produced by: James Allerdyce, Matt Mundy, and Steven Pierce

Director of Photography: Steven Pierce
Live Camera Operators: Andrew Trost, Igor Kropotov, Chris Willmore, Audrey McHale, James Allerdyce
Editors: Audrey McHale, Steven Pierce 

Arone Dyer
Aron Sanchez
Aaron Dessner
Melissa Auf der Maur
Laurie Anderson
Jad Abumrad
Owen Pallett
Sarah Register
Alec Bemis
Tosin Abasi
Jonny Dovercourt
Blake Fusilier

Worldwide Distribution: 
Gravitas Ventures
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