On process: a talk by Holly Herndon

In conversation with Jace Clayton

From simple repeating sounds moving in and out of phase to complex electronic networks that emulate neural activity, process-based composition techniques have been well used as far back as the works of twentieth century composers including John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Steve Reich. More recently artists have used everything from stock market data to surveillance and encryption technologies as inputs and starting points for their muscial creations.

In this audio-visual presentation Holly Herndon will describe the role process plays in her work. Drawing on her experience as a recording artist as well as her ongoing doctoral studies at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Holly will focus on the conceptual frameworks surrounding her process-based composition methods.

Herndon’s presentation will be followed by a conversation with fellow composer Jace Clayton [DJ /rupture].