What is ZoLo?

The term was coined by Terry Sharkie around 1989 to describe a style of music which has existed across time and genre, but had never before been given a name. Terry described the music as “characterized by hyper jerky rhythms and cacophonous/ harmonious bleeps and boings.” He also extended the concept to art, fashion, and self expression, creating a complete Zolo subculture. The word Zolo was taken from a creative building toy that visually represented the Zolo concept as Terry saw it.

The ZoLoScope intends to re-state and expand the concept.

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. seth  |  September 25, 2006 at 9:16 am

  • 2. bcxists  |  April 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Love the whole concept of this blog. I’ve been seeing Kandinsky-like designs since my childhood and always wondered where the style came from. This is the first I’ve ever heard of ZoLo.

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