Holly Herndon with Colin Self
The Luminary presents Holly Herndon and Colin Self on Monday, July 18.
Doors 8:00 pm, show 9:00 pm.
Tickets $15 adv / $17 dos and are available here.
Herndon has become a leading light in contemporary music by experimenting within the outer reaches of dance music and pop songwriting possibilities. A galvanising statement, her latest album Platform signals Herndon's transformation as an electronic musician to a singular voice.
Born in Tennessee, but reared on music abroad, Herndon broke out from her formative years in Berlin's minimal techno scene to repatriate to San Francisco, where she currently lives and studies as a doctoral candidate at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).
With the progressive themes of Platform, Holly Herndon could be viewed as the 21st century's answer to the protest singer were she not also a composer of such sublime music. Old categories don't fit for Herndon, just as the lineage of protest-music fails to capture the scope of Platform's appeal and its potential for mass disruption. To achieve Platform, Herndon has opened up her process to vital artists and thinkers from her creative circle, leading by example to tackle a host of topics ranging from systemic inequality, surveillance states and neo-feudalism. Platform underscores the need for new fantasies and strategic collective action.
Don't miss this unique performance by one of the leading performers of our time.