Zeal is 25 year-old audio visual artist Robert Jarvis, currently based in the Adelaide hills. Robert earned his jazz degree from the Elder Conservatorium in 2006 which he has been misusing ever since, creating experimental indietronica in his bedroom studio and animated music videos about cats in space on his bedroom floor.
Tracks from his debut EP “This is how I hear your voice” have been aired on community and national radio, he’s toured nationally and has been a feature artist on Triple J Unearthed. His solo live show’s are a quirky and intimate affair featuring melodica solos, self oscillating delay pedals and a laptop driven by a hacked guitar hero controller.
Along side his musical work he’s produced animated music videos for Zeal, Faux Pas, Cuba is Japan and Agnes Kain and his work has been screened at The Portable Film Festival, SoundKilda and the SA Short Film Awards among others.
Through out 2009 Robert has been developing his new live audio-visual show and has recorded his debut album “With the Moon Along Side Racing Us Home” destined for an early 2010 release. He frequently blogs about his projects on his website zealousy.com.
Zeal appears on ‘New Weird Australia, Volume Three’.