My first exposure to Holly Herndon’s work was the video for “Home” in 2014. I had instant chills absorbing the audio and video, I played the song obsessively for a solid month. Her album “Platform” was released a year later and I listened to it with equal devotion. When I first listened to “Unequal,” I was transported back in time to a Chelsea gallery where I was introduced to the work of artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot. The entirety of the gallery space was dedicated to porcelain bowls floating on water in wading pools. The bowls would randomly float toward one another, creating beautiful tones with their delicate collisions. UNEQUAL is a celebration of floral tones that randomly touch and move apart on the skin. The shape of our future, to be unafraid, to break away.
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Inspired by Holly Herndon
Holly Herndon is an American composer, musician, and sound artist based in San Francisco, California. She is currently a doctoral student at Stanford University studying composition. Her work is primarily computer-based and often uses the visual programming language Max/MSP to create custom instruments and vocal processes. She has released music on the labels RVNG Intl. and 4AD. Her most recent full-length album Platform was released on May 19, 2015.
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