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Jason Zeh, a magnetic cassette tape composeur and xerox artist from Bowling Green Ohio, creates music that successfully combines elements of drone, electro-accoustic and noise. Zeh’s work relies on the creation of intimate social encounters through the use of extreme quiet punctuated by steep inclines toward moments of extreme loudness. Live shows combine a mixing of previously recorded source sounds with real time manipulation of cassette tape through the use of modified tape decks and dismantled cassettes. The relationship Zeh has to the cassettes and tape decks used to record and manipulate the sounds is not unlike that of many laptop artists in terms of the meticulous sculpting of sound that is employed in order to create emotionally charged and aesthetically dynamic compositions without the stifled and overly technical feel of some electronic music produced by computers.
Zeh has performed throughout the Midwest and East and West Coasts with noise artists such as John Wiese, Wolf Eyes, Burning Star Core, Hair Police, Jessica Rylan, Withdrawal Method, Daniel Menche, The Cherry Point, and Peter B and has toured with Mike Shiflet, SIXES, Cotton Museum, Gerritt, Leslie Keffer, 2673 and Jesse Kudler.