Holly Herndon | Barbican Centre | London

Barbican Centre

Silk St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DS, London, United Kingdom


Event details

Tickets on sale Friday at 10am: https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/holly-herndon-proto

Electronic musician Holly Herndon presents her vision of a digital future, exploring technology’s potential through artificial intelligence, vocals and visuals.

A hybrid of studio project and touring band, Herndon is joined by an expanded vocal ensemble, her nascent machine intelligence creation Spawn and a newly developed A/V experience, to perform music from her third album PROTO.

Herndon and artist and philosopher Matthew Dryhurst and ensemble developer Jules LaPlace have developed custom A.I. processes for sound, vocal processing and visuals, exploring new forms of communion that continually evolve further.

‘There’s a pervasive narrative of technology as dehumanising,’ says Holly. ‘We stand in contrast to that. It’s not like we want to run away; we’re very much running towards it, but on our terms.’