Holly Herndon

HOLLY HERNDON

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 the Herndon's most recent single, the inimitable artist and technologist responsible for 2012's acclaimed album, Movement. 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.

GABI (neé Gabrielle Herbst) joined the Dan Lopatin's Software Recording Co. family in 2014. Formally trained at an early age in Balinese dance, gamelan, the clarinet and piano, Herbst continued studied voice and composition under the tutelage of Joan Tower, Zeena Parkins and Marina Rosenfeld at Bard College. Her work has already been showcased at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, as well as Roulette, who earlier in 2014 commissioned and premiered her first opera Bodiless.

Herbst's experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the name GABI. These were driven by solitary explorations in early 2013 with a dual-track loop pedal.

"Koo Koo", her debut recording single released in September 2014 by Software, marks GABI's studio immersion to further develop these vocal compositions. She is joined by her band Matthew O'Koren (percussion), Rick Quantz (viola), Josh Henderson (violin), and Aaron Roche (electric guitar / trombone).

More recordings will surface in 2015.

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