Holly Herndon

Holly Herndon is an artist currently based in San Francisco. Her musical work explores embodied experience in electronic media through experiments with electronically processed voice, extended vocal techniques vocal processing in Max/MSP, and FM synthesis. She received her MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College and won the Elizabeth Mills Crothers award for Best Composer in 2010 for her vocal generated piece 195. Notable collaborations include projects Hieroglyphic Being, Rene Hell and the Chicago footwork producer Jlin, as well as performances with the streaming new media group and absurdist acid project Total Accomplishment. Prior to moving to the Bay Area, Holly was one half of the critically acclaimed electronic duo Electrocute, touring the world from a base in Berlin, Germany. She also started the miserablist noise project Ankoko No Oto with Emma Albury of Leopard Leg, releasing a self titled EP on Turgid Animal in 2007. When not producing music Holly curates exhibits and residencies at The Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco and teaches music technology at the University of the Pacific. She co-founded the +dialog speaker series at Gray Area Foundation of the Arts in San Francisco.

Herndon performed at the Fifteenth Annual Activating the Medium Festival in 2012.