Holly Herndon left her Tennessee home as a teenager to immerse herself in Berlin techno culture, eventually returning wide-minded to the States to pursue a Masters in Electronic Music at Mills College. While at Mills she earned the 2011 Elizabeth Mills Crothers award for best composer and developed Movement, her debut collection of material released November 2012 on RVNG Intl.
On Movement, Holly hybridizes her modern composition training and undying devotion to club music, using custom instruments and vocal processes developed in the visual programming language Max/MSP. Holly has collaborated with the Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani, Hieroglyphic Being and Chicago footwork producer Jlin, and is currently a doctoral candidate in composition at Stanford University.
Chorus is Herndon’s most recent single, released on January 24, 2014 in a special embossed 12″ package. Another evolution in her production technique, Chorus bridges multiple disciplines and spaces to blur the politic between natural and synthetic. For ‘Chorus,’ Herndon sampled her daily browsing experience, channeling YouTube, Skype and other audio sources across the web for data that freely forms atop a bumping beat. Much like online browsing, ‘Chorus’ creates a coherent / incoherent experience from disparate conceptual and contextual sources.
Chorus is available in both 12″ and digital formats from the RVNG store
Sample Tracks from Movement: