Jeff Surak - Biography

Jeff Surak is a veteran experimenter from Washington, DC (USA). He began recording under the moniker -1348- in the early 1980s and participated in the hometaper underground. He released his music on his own Watergate-Tapes-imprint along with other artists such as Controlled Bleeding, Kapotte Musik, Odal, F.A.R. and made collaborations with John Hudak, Crawling With Tarts, Zan Hoffman and others. Surak also performed and toured with his live-unit New Carrollton.

Jeff Surak is a veteran experimenter from Washington, DC (USA). He began recording under the moniker -1348- in the early 1980s and participated in the hometaper underground. He released his music on his own Watergate-Tapes-imprint along with other artists such as Controlled Bleeding, Kapotte Musik, Odal, F.A.R. and made collaborations with John Hudak, Crawling With Tarts, Zan Hoffman and others. Surak also performed and toured with his live-unit New Carrollton.

During the early ???90s Surak spent most of his time living in Russia, where he formed the Noisegroup Sovmestnoye Predpriyatiye (Joint Venture) which did site-specific performances. In the late 90s, Surak returned to recording and live performance with the free music duo V. After releasing numerous recordings and touring the US, V. disbanded and Surak focused on solo works under the name of Violet, having released so far about ten CDs. Surak has recently collaborated with Alexei Borisov, Frans De Waard, Betrand Denzler, Andrey Kiritchenko and numerous others. Surak also heads the label Zeromoon (www.zeromoon.com) releasing music in various formats.

jeff@zeromoon.com