Released on May 9, 2023
On release date, the film BUKE & GASE is available as a video on demand / rental on American platforms such as Apple TV / iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, Vimeo, and the Google Play store. For news of other screenings, keep an eye on Buke and Gase's Bandcamp message feed or join their email list or follow their social media.
Synopsis: 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 in 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 favorite songs from their back catalog and unreleased material, as well as insights from Aaron Dessner (The National), Melissa Auf der Mar (The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole), Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders), Laurie Anderson (artist/musician), Jad Abumrad (Radiolab), Alec Hanley Bemis (Brassland), Owen Pallett (musician/film composer), Jonny Dovercourt (writer/researcher/presenter) and many more.Directed by Steven Pierce ~ Produced by Framework Productions ~ Distributed by Gravitas Ventures