Holly Herndon

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Holly Herndon (born 1980) is an American artist and composer based in Berlin, Germany.[1][2][3] After studying composition at Stanford University[4] and completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics,[5] she pursued a music career internationally. Herndon's music often includes human singing voices (including her own), is primarily computer-based, and regularly uses the visual programming language Max/MSP to create custom instruments and vocal processes.[2][6] She has released music on the labels RVNG Intl. and 4AD. Her third full-length album, Proto, was released on May 10, 2019.[7]

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Holly Herndon
Herndon in 2013
Herndon in 2013
Background information
Born1980 (age 4243)
OriginJohnson City, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Composer
  • musician
  • producer
Years active2009–present

In addition to her solo work, Herndon has been involved in numerous artistic collaborations, including projects with Iranian writer Reza Negarestani, Chicago-based producer Jlin and Dutch design studio Metahaven.[8][9] Her long standing collaborator is Mathew Dryhurst.[10] Herndon and Dryhurst are notable for their work exploring the possibilities of creating content using technologies, such as AI, Web 3.0, and blockchain.[10] Herndon and Dryhurst host a podcast called Interdependence, where they discuss technology and the arts with guests who are working at the forefront of integrating arts and technology in their work.[11]