RBMA & Corsica Studios present Z’EV
Z'EV / cine - cussion
Z’EV is an American poet, percussionist and sound artist. After studying various world music traditions at The California Institute of the Arts, 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.”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 Ghanaian music, Balinese gamelan, and Indian tabla.
About Red Bull Music Academy
Since its inception in 1998, Red Bull Music Academy has established itself as one of the most unique projects in music. Each year, the Academy takes over an inner city space, transforming it into a bespoke venue for musical innovation where aspiring music makers from all over the over the world are joined by pioneering legends to share inspiration and create new music in once-in-a-lifetime constellations. Previous lecturers have included Bootsy Collins, Nile Rodgers, Carl Craig, Bob Moog, Steve Reich, Erykah Badu and the Mizell Brothers as well as more recent successes such as James Murphy, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, Peaches, and Magnetic Man’s Skream and Benga.
The 15th Red Bull Music Academy edition takes place in New York City in Spring 2013.
- Z'EV / cine - cussion