Radiolab is a show about curiosity - where big ideas are turned upside down, poked at, and played with. This same spirit of adventure feeds the show’s intense love of music and inspires the lush scoring and innovative sound design that turn Radiolab stories into sonic universes.
Join Radiolab host Jad Abumrad for a night of electrifying music and fascinating conversation. Jad will present three musical acts during a live taping for an upcoming podcast: Glenn Kotche, Buke and Gass, and a surprise special guest. Each act has a distinct, one-of-a-kind sound, but all three share a spirit of exploration and musical adventure. The evening will showcase riveting live performances, and delve into the process each artist engages when creating these musical experiences.
The Chicago-based percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche has been heralded as one of the most exciting, creative and promising composers and performers in modern music. His eclectic works have focused on the creative use of rhythm and space, navigating the territory between the academic and the primal, the consonant and the dissonant. Kotche has received international attention for his "unfailing taste, technique and discipline" (Chicago Tribune), and in addition to his work as a solo percussionist, Kotche is member of the ground-breaking American rock band Wilco.
Buke & Gass is an experimental indie rock duo from Brooklyn, NY, that made its recording debut in 2009. Founded in 2008, the band is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Aron Sanchez and Arone Dyer, the latter formerly a member of the band Proton Proton. The band's name is derived from two experimental instruments created by the bandmembers: the buke, played by Dyer, is something of an electrified six-string ukulele while the gass, played by Sanchez, is something of a cross between a guitar and bass (guitar-bass, g-ass, gass -- get it?).
Jad will also be talking with a surprise special guest! Join us to find out who it is, and see the exceptional Glenn Kotche and Buke & Gass.