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Holzkopf is a Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC, Canada) based musician and artist.  

Their music combines dub mixing techniques with extreme noise performance and psychedelic walls of sound with harsh static rhythms.  The use of cassette decks features heavily in their work, using home-made collage tapes as well as found ones.  Smashed and grabbed cuts from warbled and detuned tape are juggled with blown out beats and lo-fi sampling.  Performances are filled with volatile energy and unpredictability, never the same twice and constantly evolving.  

Holzkopf has performed hundreds of shows since 2001, making appearances at the DRMK Noise Festival in Ljubljana, SOTU Festival in Amsterdam, Big Joy and Vancouver New Music Festivals in Vancouver, the Montreal Fetish Weekend, London Music Hackspace and many other festival dates and gallery shows combined with gutter punk tours:  playing in squats, on farms and under bridges across Canada and Europe.  They have supported a diverse range of artists including William Hooker, DJ Olive, Venetian Snares, Botborg, Maladroit, Sam Shalabi, Merzbow, John Oswald, Scanner, Knurl, Emil Beaulieau, Chris Corsano and many others.  

Holzkopf has produced dozens of small run CDs, tapes and records as well as many online releases.  Their work has been released by labels such as Wintage Records & Tapes, Panospria, Eskaton Industries and Dainty Deathy in Canada, Attenuation Circuit, Third Type Tapes and Toztizok Zoundz in Europe and No Disco in Japan.  

Their artworks focus on two dimensional collage and abstract video and is heavily informed by a glitch focused, anti-standardization attitude.  Their experiments with stop-motion and glitches in batch processing were explored through a residency at Les Pixels Transversaux in Sevres, France in 2010 with a completed work entitled "Foreign Heroin" screened at Les Generale En Manufacture in Sevres as well as the Soundfjord Gallery in London, UK and Blim in Vancouver, Canada.  Holzkopf has had many untitled explorations of analog feedback and unrestrained digital glitch worship screened at VIVO Media Arts Centre, the Waldorf and Arts & Leisure Society in Vancouver as well as part of musical performances at the Centras Festival in Lithuania and the Montreal Fetish Fair among other events.  
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