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A Berlin-based art group formed in 2007. Inspired by the shared hauntedness of their respective homelands, they combine elements from forgotten and misremembered traditions to create a microcosmic world which only they inhabit, complete with its own symbols, clothing, food & shelters. Performances, installations & videos are characterized by an expansive wardrobe of ritual dress, plus the creation of shrines, relics & talismans, used to create music.Read More...
The group consists of artists Marcel Türkowsky (composer, founder of Snake Figures Arkestra, Cones, UUHUU, collaborations with Datashock & Christoph Heemann), Hanayo (photographer / singer, collaborating with the likes of Christoph Schlingensief, Merzbow, Red Crayola & Kai Althoff), Christopher Kline, (Snakebraid, †, Night Music & Soft Peace), Dominik Noé (member of krautrock legends Lustfaust) & Jan Pfeiffer (Songs For Rocks, Soft Peace & Purple). www.woodenveil.com
"Belonging to a world that is at once pre-millenial and post-apocalyptic, Wooden Veil’s music is the drumbeat of an ancient yet technological past channeled through the sounds of a post-human race. Masked and costumed, the players invoke a musical force as a shaman would a ghost. Collecting rhythm like wind collecting a storm, Wooden Veil gives grand form to noise – they make it an event. Drums, drones, harmonies and screams clamor in their songs, erupting now and again into a plainsong that rings just long enough for a melody to take shape, before it dissolves back into sonic entropy." - Carson Chan, PROGRAM – Initiative for Art + Architecture, Berlin
"Playing like a semiotic mist, Wooden Veil approach their performances as handmade, patchwork quilt-like structures with emphasis on showing the lines of assembly, sewing together mythologies, traditional song, craft, ritual and acoustics." - Steven Warwick (Heatsick, Birds of Delay)