The members of Bury Me Standing half-jokingly refer to their music as "gypsy dirge-core," a strange intertwining of Balkan folk songs, progressive metal, and psychedelic rock. Their core instrumentation is on the bizarre side, including marimba lumina, drums and tupan, electric and prepared upright bass, acoustic and electric violin, and (mostly female) vocals.
Bury Me Standing was cofounded by Vessela Stoyanova, a Bulgarian marimbist who grew up behind the Iron Curtain listening to American metal, and Nate Greenslit, an American prog-rock drummer who became enamored with Balkan folk music. The band has long included Tony Leva, an American bassist influenced by free jazz. Its core personnel has been rounded out by Yasmine Azaiez, a Tunisian violinist/vocalist who left the classical world for the avant garde, and Burcu Guleç, a Turkish vocalist developing her own microtonal system.
This show will also feature a number of guest musicians, including a number of recent Berklee graduates and Berklee faculty.