HOLZKOPF


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Holzkopf is Western Canadian musician Jacob Audrey Revington Taves. A decidedly non-traditional musician, they have mainly used budget bin samplers and drum machines in combination with tape recorders, mixing board feedback and raw data sounds. Varying from harsh rhythmic noise to delicate and soft soundscapes, Holzkopf performances channel influences as diverse as industrial, dub, microsound, musique concrète and pop.  

Both a song writer and experimental improvisor, Holzkopf's recordings and performances focus on either sample based, plunderphonic and often lyrically centred songs or wild experiments which are regularly conceptualized to fit specific events and venues.  They also collaborate irregularly, performing at times with John Brennan (Botfly), Jon Vaughn, Kikiriki, Emerge, Maria Jiku, Jeff Allport, Luc Van Weelden, Yogi Data and others.  
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Holzkopf at Primal Uproar III Festival at MS Stubnitz in Hamburg, Germany, June 30, 2018, performing songs from "House of Aud" as well as unreleased work.  "House of Aud" is available through the bandcamp link or on Spotify.  
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Video and dance by Emma Tomic and Maggie Bosse, respectively.  Soundtrack is Holzkopf's "An Image Ruined By Lack Of Patience" from the album, "House of Aud."
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Document of Merzbow in Edmonton on May 21, 2014 with support acts including Holzkopf performing with John Brennan (Botfly).  Holzkopf section begins at 4:24.  
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Document of Constellation Beta event in Vilnius, Lithuania on October 1, 2011 at historic underground venue, XI20.  Event included Lafidki from France/Cambodia and Lithuanian group, NNN Broken Jazz as well as Holzkopf.  Fast forward to 17:48 for the feature on Holzkopf.  
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Audio documentation for "Fading Memory of Disaster," a conceptual collage performance using sounds from at least 100 cassette tapes in under 30 minutes played with only 2 tape decks (one dictaphone and one 4-track recorder).  As well as a tongue in cheek reference to absurd record setting in the Guinness Book of World Records and a nod to Christian Marclay's performances with 100 turntables, "Fading Memory of Disaster" is a risky, visceral, overwhelming and slapstick piece of chance composition.  This piece was performed at Big Joy Festival in Vancouver on December 2, 2016.  
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Documentation of improvisation techniques.  Includes tape manipulation and MIDI controlled feedback.  
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