As a drummer and percussionist, Jon Mueller has performed solo and in various groupings throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. His recordings have been released by record labels such as Table of the Elements, Polyvinyl Records, Type Recordings, Jagjaguwar, Hometapes, and many others.
Over the past 25 years, Mueller has become increasingly focused on recognizing the dialog between sound and the situation it’s presented in, often bypassing standard approaches to percussion and considering acoustics and concepts surrounding the work in order to create a larger experience for those listening. The experience of sound, both on it’s own and in performance, can be intense, personal, and physically effective.
Mueller has worked with members of the groups Swans, Wilco, Bon Iver, and Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio, as well as being a founding member of the groups Pele, Collections of Colonies of Bees, and Volcano Choir. He has also collaborated with artists such as James Plotkin, Marcus Schmickler, Bhob Rainey, Dan Burke, Asmus Tietchens, Lionel Marchetti, Z'EV, Jason Kahn, Jack Wright and many others.
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