Jon Mueller BIO
Renowned percussionist and drummer Jon Mueller is celebrated for his uncommon technique, rigor and virtuosity.
Mueller’s aim has been to move drums, percussion and rhythm from its anticipated backbeat to a central musical focus, something more intuitive and natural than usually imagined. Audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and the United Kingdom have experienced this idiosyncratic point of view as, paradoxically, both ‘cathartic’ and ‘meditative’. Notable solo performances have taken place at the Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, Alverno Presents, SXSW, Big Ears Festival and Hopscotch Fest.
He has given talks about listening and creativity at Witching Hour Festival, Columbia Experimental Music Festival, Loyola University, Viva! Art Action – Montreal, Wesleyan University and various PechaKucha events, focusing on how to think of one’s work outside of the usual parameters.
He and his wife Teresa also own the store Within Things in Sturgeon Bay, WI.