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| Since the 1970's, the currently Uk -based text/sound artist Z'EV has |
been at the forefront of the movement that became known as
A precursor even to Neubauten, his brand of scrap-metal/found object
percussion originates in intense musical training and background.
Beginning with his days at the California Institute of the Arts, Z'EV
has studied techniques such as Balinese Gamelan, EWE (Ghana), Tala
(south India), and Vou Dun (Hati).
Incorporating these traditional methods into his distinctly personal
musical vision of sound, Z'EV has consistently produced vital examples
of his craft for a host of noted labels including Soleilmoon, C.I.P,
Touch and Die Stadt and a commissioned piece for John Zorn's "Radical
Jewish Music" series on Zaddik. His record "Bust This" was chosen in
1988 by The Wire as one of the greatest 50 percussion albums of all
Z'EV has graced the stage and created installations for an immense
variety of venues in Europe, the US and
Japan. The list of his collaborators over the years includes such
luminaries as Keiji Haino, David Jackman, Francisco Lopez, KK Null,
Stephen O'Malley, Charlemagne Palestine, Genesis P 'Orridge and Chris
In 2007, Radon presents 'Bust This', the premiere full-on American
tour by Z'EV. These appearances will be his first state-side
performances (excluding NYC and LA) in well over 20 years.
The concerts will occur in a mixture of conventional venues as well as
delving into underground contexts which few artists of Z'EV's history
and stature have explored. The return of Z'EV to the United States is
highly anticipated in the wake of his recent activity. A new
generation of listeners have come to the realization that much of what
they consider to be the original wave of avant garde music, owes a
huge debt to the creative pathways forged by Z'EV.
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