February 4, 2013

Chicago Reader: Artist on Artist

Artist on Artist: Buke & Gase talk to Ian Schneller of Specimen Products


Buke And Gase

Aron Sanchez and Arone Dyer, aka Buke & Gase
Photo: Grant Cornett

Interviewing Buke & Gase for this weekend’s Artist on Artist is Specimen Products mastermind Ian Schneller. A few decades back, this sculptor and musician (formerly of Shrimp Boat and Falstaff) combined those pursuits and began building his own instruments; he made his first guitar in 1987. Since then he’s turned Specimen into a formidable institution, emphasizing nuts-and-bolts, hands-on techniques and beautifully whimsical but ruthlessly functional design (see Andrew Bird’s live setup for proof). Buke & Gase play Lincoln Hall on Fri 2/8, and Specimen is open every Monday through Saturday. – Kevin Warwick

Read full interview here.