the wulf.

03.20.2009 8:00 p.m.

Basshaters - Heule Dryer Duo - percussion and double bass improvisation

with Ezra Buchla and perhaps others

Basshaters is a drum and double bass duo bridging the gap between acoustic free improv and electronic noise. Fascinated by the physicality of their instruments, Basshaters enjoys working with a multitude of sounds and techniques exploiting the vast possibilities available for activating large resonant bodies. The duo seeks directness and intensity in execution. Subtleties emerge from the bold statement of simple ideas.

In addition to Basshaters, Dryer & Heule have a trio with clarinetist Jacob Lindsay, which just released its debut album on Lisbon's Creative Sources. This unconventional rhythm section also has a trio CD with saxophonist Jack Wright, and has performed live with diverse musicians such as Michel Doneda, C Spencer Yeh, Liz Allbee, Sarah Bernat (16 Bitch Pile-Up), Ava Mendoza (Mute Socialite), and Kanoko Nishi. Heule is also active with his brutal improv duo, Ettrick, and has toured the US and Europe with Gowns. Tony Dryer has toured extensively with rock groups including the Flying Luttenbachers and Usurp Synapse.