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Jun-30-09

Biography

Oliver Zisko was born in 1977 in Szombathely, Hungary. He began his drum studies at the age of 15. At the beginning he played in Hungarian clubs as a member of several bands or as session player. After this he studied drumming in the local Bela Bartok music school for 2 years and learned as private student of the Hungarian Jazz Conservatory’s teacher, Ivan Nesztor for 2 further years. In the meantime he did studio works and played in New Jazz Trio, Cavum band, Solar Jazz Trio, Exxxtra Blues Band, Sear Bliss (as keyboard player). Later he was a member of Jazz For Sale, Mr. Silent, Opus Altera, Boogie Thing bands and other session works. Afterwards he develops his drum technic with autodidactic self-education, separated from any standard conception of teaching and music-styles. In his drumming he mixes the powerful rock and the loose technic which is used by fusion-jazz drummers. Technically he often uses in his own compositions 3 polymetrics, improvisational models, odd time drumming with 16th pulsation, stick tricks, time push offs with 16th notes, doubles and rudiments with feet. His Score Book&CD issue, called “Improvisation, technical exercises for drum set” published in 2006 (written in Hungarian language). A DVD for modern drummers called “100% DRUMMING” came out in 2009 with a CD issue which contains the essence of the DVD’s material. Lately he has a lot of work in his small home studio where he records drumtracks for several bands. In 2011 he plays tour concerts with the band Sear Bliss (now on drums) and with the Cserháti Zsuzsa memorial band : Silent band, he also takes part in further smaller sessions.

Ziskó Olivér 1977.  május 1-én született Szombathelyen. 15 éves korában kezdett dobolással foglalkozni autodidaktaként. Később a szülővárosában lévő zeneiskolában tanult 2 évig, majd a budapesti jazz konzervatórium tanárának – Nesztor Ivánnak – magántanítványa volt szintén 2 évig. Zenei “eszköz-készletét” továbbra is autodidakta önképzéssel fejleszti, többnyire elhatárolódva  a megszokott tanítási módszerektől és a műfaji korlátoktól. Dobolásában – szólókban és saját szerzeményeiben – improvizációs modelleket, extrém polimetriai elemeket, különféle verő-trükköket, többféle kétlábdob technikai ötletet is használ. Játékában az erőteljes rockdobolást és a jazzes, laza improvizációs technikát ötvözi. Session dobosként rendszeresen  közreműködik  különféle produkciókban, lemezfelvételekben.

DISCOGRAPHY:

1994 – Utopia „Narcotic” – demo

1995 – Self Destroy – demo

1996 – Alfred’s Violin „MoonBreaker” – demo

1997 – Alfred’s Violin „Oxidized”/MC

1998 – Alfred’s Violin „HalfLight”/MC

1999 – Gráf Légrádi Balázs „Női Lélek”/MC

2000 – Cavum „Cavus” – demo

2002 – Sear Bliss „Forsaken Symphony”/CD (as songwriter&keyboard player)

2006 – Scorebook&CD „Improvisation, technical exercises for drumset”

2008 – Hayseed – first studio album/CD (not published yet)

2008 – Kovács Ervin „Moments ’bout forty”/CD

2009 – DVD&CD „100% Drumming”

2010 – Bloody Roots „Isten kezében”/CD

2010 – Nefarious – first album/CD (bublished in 2011)

2010 – DeProfundis – first album/CD (will be published in 2012)

2011 – Exxxtra Blues Band – Live concert DVD

2011 – Sear Bliss „Eternal Recurrence”/CD (coming in 2012)

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