Industrial music, Musical Artist
Who is Z'EV?
Z'EV 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 labels. 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.”
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- Feb 8, 1951
- Also known as
- Stefan Joel Weisse
- Stefan Weisser
- Magneet Bond
- Rax Werx
- Stefan Joel Weisser
- United States of America
- California Institute of the Arts