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zBug: Splitting Glass / Twilight Sunrise

Read "zBug: Splitting Glass / Twilight Sunrise" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

The sacred geometry of zBug is no small thing. So enormous, in fact, that it's invisible. It's in service of just such a contradiction--which really isn't one--that the band pushes sound-walls to the very edges of the third dimension. The brainchild of David Leikam, zBug has a piecemeal history. While getting his MFA in the composer-performer program at CalArts, where he studied under the legendary Wadada Leo Smith, Leikam met drummer Zachary Morris, with whom an early incarnation of the ...

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z_Bug at the Flux 53 Theater in Oakland

Read "z_Bug at the Flux 53 Theater in Oakland" reviewed by Bill Leikam

z_BugFlux 53 TheaterOakland, Calif.Aug. 25, 2009

“An Intimate Evening with z_Bug" filled Oakland's Flux 53 Theater with eloquent textures of sound, sometimes hypnotic, sometimes sonorous as though rising from the depths of a volcano and sometimes teetering just on the edge of silent space.

z_Bug, creator of this edgy group, took up his analog Moog synthesizer and electric bass along with Zachary Morris on drums and percussion, Sean Price on modular synthesizer and ...


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