Pleks 0.1 – Tony Buck solo ‘Unearth’ and Duke S.
Sunday, December 23, 20:30, entrance €9
Tony Buck – UNEARTH
A multi-disciplined solo piece. Incorporating percussion, machines, video and movement, Unearth explores the sound and space of the performance venue in an organic and meditative way, while at the same time developing dense and dynamic sound worlds.
Tony Buck is regarded as one of Australia’s most creative and adventurous exports, with vast experience across the globe. As a drummer, percussionist, improviser, guitarist, video maker and producer, he has been involved in a highly diverse array of projects but is probably best known around the world as a member of the trio “The Necks”.
Current projects include a LIVE solo adaption of the UNEARTH music, incorporating installations, video, drums and guitar; “Spill” with Magda Mayas; “Transmit” (a guitar driven post-rock project); New York based trio “Glacial” (with David Watson and Lee Ranaldo); “Circadia” (with Kim Myhr, David Stackenas and Joe Williamson); a long standing duo with Axel Doerner as well as a continuing in ad hoc and improvised performance settings.
Duke S.‘ sound is a quirky mix of synthetic exotica, Sun Ra-esque electro jazz and ambient, laced with “faux field recordings”. The feeling is both futuristic and outdated, evoking ancient Egypt as well as adventures in outer space. At times the sound has something of Finnish composer Pekka Airaksinen. Live shows are accompanied by 8-bit visuals and of course cactuses.
He has performed in the Benelux, Portugal and Lithuania, using various vintage instruments including percussion pads and a theremin.
pleks 0. is a new audio-visual performance series showcasing the works of innovative and exciting artists from around the globe, with a regular program of concerts and events at De Ruimte in Amsterdam-Noord.