Julie Herndon

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 - 12:57 pm

Julie Herndon is a San Francisco-based composer and performer working with internal/external space through song, electronics, text, graphics, and improvisation. Her electroacoustic work has been described as “striking” and “blended to inhabit a surprisingly expressive space” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her compositions have been performed by ensembles including JACK Quartet, Ensemble Proton Bern, Line Upon Line Percussion, Retro Disco, Elevate and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Performances include festivals and venues such as Artistry Space and Hotel Vagabond in Singapore, soundSCAPE in Italy, MIS-EN_PLACE Bushwick in New York, Megapolis Audio Art Festival in Oakland, and Hot Air Festival in San Francisco. She is currently a doctoral candidate (Hume Fellow) at Stanford University.

Herndon is an active educator and collaborator. As an instructor, she has led classes at Mills College and Santa Fe Community College, as well as assisting courses in Copenhagen, DK, Stockholm, SE, and Stanford, CA in subjects ranging from anime to transidiomatic art-making. As a collaborator, Herndon is co-founder of hi, a duo featuring harmonium and clarinet with electronics. Her solo album, Amisare, features years-long collaborations with Bay Area artists in a collection of songs for human, instrumental, and electronic “lungs.”