Track 1 of "A Maze Sing Wave", latest release by Z'EV, composed for Spettro Records, soon available in tape format. For orders please write to email@example.com
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“A Maze Sing Wave”
Tape – SR130
Release date: 01/08/015
Genre: binary acoustic
Artwork: Akis Karanos ( akk-kaak.tumblr.com
Recorded in Sasso Marconi, Bologna, “A Maze Sing Wave” is z’ev’s latest work, especially composed for Spettro records.
Z'EV (born Stefan Joel Weisser, February 8, 1951) is an American poet,percussionist, and sound artist After studying various world music traditions at CalArts, he began creating his own percussion sounds out of industrial materials for a variety of record
He is regarded as a pioneer of industrial music.
In 1983, critic Roy Sablosky wrote: "Z'EV doesn't just break the rules, he changes them."Journalist Louis Morra wrote in 1983: "Z'EV is a consummate example of contemporary performance art, as well as modern composition and theater." and, "Z'EV realizes many of modernist art's ultimate goals: primitivism, improvisation, multi-media/conjunction of art forms, the artist as direct creator."
His work with text and sound has been influenced by Kabbalah, as well as African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian music and culture. He has studied Ewe (Ghana) music, Balinese gamelan, and Indian tala.