Holly Herndon: PROTO
Fri May 20 2022 at 08:00 pm to Sat May 21 2022 at 08:00 pm
Victoria Theatre | Singapore, SG
Billed as "shaping the future of A.I." by CNN Holly Herndon navigates the nexus of technological evolution and musical catharsis through elevated live performances with her vocal ensemble.
One of the most intelligent disruptive musical voices of our age experimental musician Holly Herndon dazzles in her first concert in Asia at SIFA 2022.
Operating at the edge of electronic and avant-garde pop music Holly Herndon’s work involves augmentation of her voice and image facilitated by critical research in Artificial Intelligence and decentralised infrastructure.
On her most recent full-length album PROTO (released in 2019) Herndon fronts and conducts an electronic pop choir comprised of both human and A.I. voices over a musical palette that encompasses everything from synths to Sacred Harp stylings.
PROTO is a thrilling engagement with one of today’s greatest cultural shifts – the “protocol era” – where rapidly surfacing ideological battles over the future of A.I. protocols centralised and decentralised internet protocols and personal and political protocols are emerging.
The sounds synthesised on stage by Herndon her A.I. "baby" Spawn and the ensemble combine elements from Herndon’s dynamic and idiosyncratic personal journey: the timeless folk traditions of her childhood experiences in church-going East Tennessee (particularly the prismatic layered practice of Sacred Harp singing); the avant-garde music she explored while at Mills College; and the radical club culture of Berlin; all enhanced by her recent PhD composition studies researching machine learning and music.
Euphoric dynamic and eye-opening Holly Herndon: PROTO promises to be an exhilarating concert from a musician at the forefront of today’s technological revolutions.
Where is it happening?Victoria Theatre, 11 Empress Pl, #01-02, Singapore 179558, Singapore, Singapore
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