Z'EV

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Z'EV
StefanJoelWeisser aka Z'EV.jpg
Background information
Birth nameStefan Joel Weisser
Born(1951-02-08)February 8, 1951
Los Angeles, California, United States
DiedDecember 16, 2017(2017-12-16) (aged 66)
GenresIndustrial
InstrumentsFound objects, percussion
Websitewww.rhythmajik.com

Z'EV (born Stefan Joel Weisser, February 8, 1951 – December 16, 2017) was an American poet,[1][2] percussionist,[3][4] and sound artist.[5][6] He was known for creating his own percussion sounds out of industrial materials for many of record labels. He was called a pioneer of industrial music.[7]

Z'EV was critically injured in the Cimarron train derailment which took place near Dodge City, Kansas on March 14, 2016.[8] Since the accident he suffered from many health problems and died on December 16, 2017 of sepsis at the age of 66.

References[change | change source]

  1. Sanders, Rens (1981-06-01). "Z'EV Geluidstyfoon" (in dutch). Vinyl (4): 20–21. 
  2. Bohn, Chris (1982-05-08). "Sixophrenic, The Six Faces of Z'EV". New Musical Express: 15–16. 
  3. Re/Search (2006) [1983]. No. 6/7 Industrial Culture Handbook, Limited Hardback Edition. San Francisco: RE/Search. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-889307-16-9.
  4. Atkinson, Terry (1985-01-16). "Z'EV: Percussion as Performance Art, A Lonely Road". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. Chris Toenes (2007-05-16). "Sound artist Z'EV's long, lonely path to innovation". Indyweek.com. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  6. Glenn Dixon (2007-05-24). "A Sound Experience: Z'EV'". Express Night Out. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
  7. Re/Search (2006). No. 6/7 Industrial Culture Handbook, Limited Hardback Edition. San Francisco: RE/Search. pp. 106–117. ISBN 978-1-889307-16-9.
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