Holly Herndon Speaks to Red Bull Music Academy

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Electronic artist Holly Herndon talked to Red Bull Music Academy's Emma Warren about her composing process, academics, the NSA and nightclubs amongst other topics.

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Herndon is based out of San Francisco, California and received a MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College. While studying at Mills, Herndon received the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for Best Composer for her song "195" in 2010.

??Herndon's latest album Movement has garnered near-universal critical acclaim. Pitchfork rated it 8.1 out of 10 and The Quietus described it as "by turns sensual, blissful and disturbing, and often hints towards all three states at once."

??Her latest single "Chorus" and its accompanying video gained attention for its unique approach. Herndon incorporated samples from her everyday internet browsing - such as YouTube and Skype. "I wanted the track to try to honestly portray the competing narratives going on in my browser and head.

I think that a new coherence forms out of receiving all of these different influences, histories, sounds and images in one space and at speed. I wanted to try and capture that," said Herndon to De Zeen Magazine. ??

The Red Bull Music Academy is an annual series of music festivals, workshops and lectures that take place globally. The last installment took place in Tokyo.

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