Barbican & Rockfeedback present Holly Herndon, Jam City, Claire Tolan

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Barbican & Rockfeedback present Holly Herndon, Jam City, Claire Tolan

Event sold out.

Step into experimental producer Holly Herndon’s vision of a digital future, as she curates an evening of experimental electronic music, including an expanded performance of her own immersive live show.

Tapping into the laptop’s full potential as an instrument, Herndon’s industrial rhythms and skittering synths would sound cold and alien were it not for her fascination with using organic sounds. Manipulating her own ethereal vocals: series of murmurs, clicks and gasps, warped into swirling electronics that build into throbbing dance music before breaking up into ambience or noise.

Glitching visuals provided by artist Mat Dryhurst interact not just with the music, but the audience too, turning you into part of the performance.

Interested in technology not just as a means of making music but as a force that affects almost every aspect of our lives, here Herndon curates an evening of music that culminates in the latest version of her constantly evolving audiovisual show, responding to issues including surveillance and control through digital art and music.

Holly Herndon, Jam City, Claire Tolan


Produced by the Barbican in association with Rockfeedback

Part of the Illuminations music and arts series, 30 Oct – 8 Nov, for more information visit IllumiationsLondon.com


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