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Holly Herndon’s musical range and depth has positioned her as a definitive figure in contemporary sound, forging ties between avant-garde composition, protest music, and electronic dance pop.
Equally at home in clubs, concert halls, and museums, her intricate, thoughtful textures both call the listener to action and to dance. Employing her voice and breath alongside digital tools, Herndon’s compositions approach the laptop as an extension of the human body, responding to the fractured intimacy of the internet age with a resolutely contemporary electronic music that is as tactile as it is referential.
Born in Tennessee, Herndon broke out from her formative years in Berlin’s minimal techno scene to repatriate to San Francisco, where she currently lives and studies as a doctoral candidate at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Her newest album, Platform, has been heralded as a breakthrough work in the burgeoning genre of experimental electronic music.
Commissioned in collaboration with MOMA PS1, Herndon will present a new multi-channel audio work in Studio 1.