Elephant Gym with Standards | Club Dada
Spune presents Elephant Gym with Standards at Club Dada on March 1, 2024.
Formed in 2012 in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, the experimental trio Elephant Gym interlace various threads of jazz, electronic, and classical into a singular patchwork of contemporary math-and post-rock. At once evoking the towering, boisterous essence of elephants, and the acrobatic, dexterous nature of a gymnast, Elephant Gym’s sound feeds off tension and unlikely contrasts. Elephant Gym songs often find bassist KT Chang as the lead voice, her nimble and expressive playing style a signature imprint of the Elephant Gym sonic character. Sibling Tell Chang meshes deftly on guitar and occasionally keys, with Chia-Chin Tu’s elastic drumming as a malleable anchor point between his bandmates’ funk-and-jazz-infused chops. The trio’s tenure has seen the release of a handful of EPs and three full lengths, Angle (2014),Underwater (2018), and Dreams (2022), as well as a number of international and local collaborations that span the spectrum of the arts, ranging from theater productions to wind orchestras to traditional percussion ensembles.