RHYTHMPLEX documents the process, writing, and work of drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller.
The Rhythmplex symbol is derived from a ‘Chladni Pattern’, named after Ernst Chladni, who discovered that different vibrations created different repeatable patterns.
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“An audacious ringleader for new music” – Pitchfork
Jon Mueller has been a drummer and percussionist for over twenty-five years, performing throughout North America, Europe, United Kingdom, and Japan. Solo concerts at New Museum (New York), The Arnolfini (Bristol, UK), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, (Montréal, QC), Issue Project Room (New York), Guggenheim (New York), Alverno Presents (Milwaukee), Hopscotch Fest (Raleigh), SXSW (Austin) and Cafe OTO (London, UK) have been described by audiences as resilient, intense, and meditative. His recordings have been released by record labels such as Table of the Elements, Type Recordings, Hometapes, Important Records, Taiga Records, and others.
A founding member of the bands Volcano Choir, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and Pele, he has also worked with Jonathan Kane, Rhys Chatham, Jarboe, James Plotkin, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Marcus Schmickler, Bhob Rainey, Dan Burke, Asmus Tietchens, Lionel Marchetti, Z’EV, Jason Kahn, Jack Wright, and many others.
He’s given talks about listening, creativity and work at places such as PechaKucha (Chicago), Loyola University (New Orleans), WMSE’s Radio Summercamp (Milwaukee), Viva! Festival (Montreal), Weslyan University (Middleton), PRSA (Milwaukee), MARN (Milwaukee), and the Translator Lab (Milwaukee).
He has written a novella, Pianobread (1999), a box of short stories, Endings (2004), and non-fiction articles and essays for ChangeThis, Pear Noir!, The Shepherd Express, OnMilwaukee, and Amoeba Records Hollywood.
From 1999 – 2009 he ran the recording label and promotion company Crouton, publishing over 40 releases in deluxe presentations. Crouton also organized events in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas with artists from around the world. These were documented by the press and even filmed as part of a PBS documentary. A listing of the label’s recordings can be found at the Discogs website.