Z'EV  
 
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After studying at CalArts with Concrete poet Emmett Williams, he (Stefan Weisser) produced works using the name S. Weisser, primarily concentrating on visual and sound poetries. In 1969, he was included in the Second Generation show at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco. Beginning in the early 1970s, he developed a personal technique utilizing self-developed instruments formed from industrial materials such as stainless steel, titanium, and PVC plastics. Initially these instruments were assemblages of these materials with a movement-based performance style that was a form of marionette (although with the performer visible). It was at this time that he began performing using the name Z'EV. In 1981, 'Shake Rattle and Roll', a VHS video documenting his first performance on the East coast (produced by video artist John Childs), was released by Fetish Records in the UK and was the first ‘music’ / art video to be commercially released. Since 1984, he has been concentrating on performing in a more traditional mallet-percussion style. Both performance modes have been described as cacophonous when considered in Western terms, because of the dense elemental acoustic phenomena these instruments produce. In point of fact, Z'EV doesn't actually consider the results as "music" per se, but more as orchestrations of highly rhythmic acoustic phenomena. His work with both text and sound has been influenced by the middle eastern mystical system best known as kaballah (although not of the Jewish variety), as well as - but not limited to - African, Afro-Caribbean and Indonesian rhythms, musics and cultures. He has studied Ewe (Ghana) music and Balinese gamelan, and Indian tala. His recordings have been released by labels such as CIP, Cold Spring, Die Stadt, Soleilmoon, Tzadik Records, Subterranean and Touch Records at: rhythmajik {at} yahoo {dot} com
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THE MOUNTAIN LOOKED AT THE MOUNTAIN Interactive Performance LANGUAGE EVENTS' SHOW AT CALIFORNIA STATE COLLEGE 1969 USA Edit
BOOK OF LOVE BEING WRITTEN Performance SECOND GENERATION SHOW - MUSEUM OF CONCEPTUAL ART 1975 USA Edit
INSTILL Performance THEATRE VANGUARD 1976 USA Edit
OOMOONOON: DANCING ON THE BRINK OF THE WORD #1 Tape Installation UMUNHUM ROOM - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY 1977 USA Edit
SPATIAL POETICS Performance THE FIRST WEST COAST INTERNATIONAL SOUND POETRY FESTIVAL 1977 USA Edit
SOUND OF WIND AND LIMB Composition / Performance WORKS GALLERY, 1977 USA Edit
METAL BIZONDERE PLASTIK Composition / Performance FOUNTAINZAAL, MELKWEG, 1980 Netherlands Edit
Af/Uit Vinyl, 7 Label: Kremlin Catalog#: KR 002 1981 Netherlands Edit
Production And Decay Of Spacial Relations Vinyl, LP Label: Backlash Catalog#: BBR 006 1981 Netherlands Edit
Elemental Music Label: Subterranean Records Catalog#: SUB 30 1981 USA Edit
Just Another Asshole Compilation Label: Just Another Asshole Catalog#: #5 1981 England Edit
SAVE THE WHAT? Composition / Performance Het Apollohuis 1983 Netherlands Edit
The Last Testament Compilation Label: Fetish Records Catalog#: FR 2011 1983 England Edit
50 Gates Cassette Label: Staalplaat Catalog#: ST 00E 1984 Netherlands Edit
LIGHTNING MUSIC Soundwork 'ART AND ALCHEMY' SHOW - NAME GALLERY 1986 USA Edit
Project One Compilation Label: Produkt Korps Catalog#: PKLP 010 1987 England Edit
FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS Music for Dance THEATRE SCHOOL FOR NEW DANCE DEVELOPMENT 1987 Netherlands Edit
Q.E.D. Compilation Label: N.L. Centrum Catalog#: N.L.C. 001 1988 Netherlands Edit
Ghost Stories CD Label: Soleilmoon Recordings Catalog#: SOL 64 CD 1990 USA Edit
OPUS 3 Soundwork DE DUIF 1990 Netherlands Edit
1968-1990: One Foot In The Grave CD Label: Touch Catalog#: TO:13 1991 England Edit
Touch Sampler 1 CD Compilation Label: Touch Catalog#: T_ZERO_1 1995 England Edit
Opus 3.1 CD Label: Soleilmoon Recordings Catalog#: SOL 8 CD 1998 USA Edit
Mega Hardcore Chapter #1 CD Compilation Label: Wagram Catalog#: 3067712 2001 France Edit
Spire - Organ Works Past, Present and Future CD Compilation Label: Touch Catalog#: Tone 20 2003 England Edit
NOISOME THE EARTH IS [INFERNO, CANTO 6] Performance KONTAKT 4 FESTIVAL 2003 Italy Edit
SO SAY THE DEAD Music for Theatre SUDDEN THEATRE 2003 France Edit
Headphones Musics, 1 to 6 CD Touch #TO:63 2004 England Edit
N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 03.01.86 Vinyl, 10 Label: Crippled Intellect Productions Catalog#: CIP008 2004 USA Edit
Tinnitus Vu CD, Maxi-Single Label: Touch Catalog#: Tone 19 2004 England Edit
Tocsin -6 Thru +2 CD Label: Die Stadt Catalog#: DS77 2004 Germany Edit
Number One CD Label: Touch Catalog#: Tone 24 2005 England Edit
Rhythmajik CD Label: SmallVoices Catalog#: SVR 04010 2005 Italy Edit
Untitled File, MP3 TouchRadio 4 2005 England Edit
UNTO THE NOTE OF STORKS [INFERNO, CANTO 32] Soundwork 2005 Italy Edit
BLACK PINE SPIN FOR DOPPLER SHIFTING STEEL METAL DISCS ‘POWER PLANT’ SHOW – BOTANICAL GARDENS 2005 England Edit
Viva Negativa! - A Tribute To The New Blockaders Vol.1 CD Compilation Label: Vinyl-on-demand Catalog#: VOD 24 2006 Germany Edit
Atlantic Waves 2006 CD Compilation Label: Wire Magazine , Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Catalog#: none, CGFCD106-2 2006 England Edit