my name is zed mizar. i am a composer, performance poet, guitarist & music artist. i grew up in los angeles & got my guitar chops together playing in bar bands in town & on the road. i got my poetry chops together @ the beyond baroque poetry workshop & began doing multimedia performance in clubs in theatres. i have been doing electronic music since '85. i got an education in classical music when i worked for the LA philharmonic & got to go to all the concerts for free (sometimes 4 a week). i am a published poet, have been on a number of internet radio shows & podcasts & am currently finishing an album. many of my best songs are too long to upload here even @ 128k so check me in more detail @ soundcloud.com/cyberwack or myspace.com/zedmizar.
apple logic studio 9 with a few extra plug-ins & softsynths.
macbook pro, presonus interface, yamaha mixer, paul reed smith guitar, line 6 2x10 stereo guitar amp, line 6 floor pod pedals, vintage fx & pedals like yamaha rex50, mu-tron & clone theory, rode mic for recording, EV ND mic live with digitech vocal pedals.
fever ray, "heligoland" by massive attack, groove armada "black light", "invaders must die" by the prodigy, "magic chairs" by efterklang, "plastic beach" by gorillaz, "the odd couple" by gnarls barkley, "two suns" by bat for lashes, "daniel variations" by steve reich, "the audience's listening" by cut chemist.
meat beat manifesto "subliminal sandwich", "homogenic" by bjork, "three tales" by steve reich, "mezzanine" by massive attack, "guero" by beck, "black elvis/lost in space" by kool keith, "speaking in tongues" by talking heads, "mister heartbreak" by laurie anderson, "echoes" by pink floyd, "waiting for the sun" by the doors.
musical influences: triphop, breakbeat, glitch, ambient, rocktronica, 60's psychedelic, art rock, minimalist & avant-classical. literary influences: science fiction, cyberpunk, transdimensional fantasy, american surrealist & symbolist poetry.
i would describe most of my music as triphop rocktronica. it is song-oriented electronica with words that often describe science fiction scenes. i do rap, spoken word & chant-sing vocals & occasionally work with guest vocalists. electronic guitars are prominent. i use humor & avant-classical changes that sometimes get me compared to zappa. i write mostly in song form but also do freeform danceable poem settings. i love to dance, i put on an energetic live show & always have funky danceable grooves.
i am a time-traveling sound agent hunting down renegade clones on the moon.