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Beyond the Algorithm: Artists Imagine a World Beyond Spotify

Spotify is designed to make itself indispensable. It offers up endless choices. It keeps playing when the track or album you’ve clicked on is over.
Peter Holslin / August 12, 2020

The Artists Using Artificial Intelligence to Dream Up the Future of Music

Holly Herndon arrived in New York mid-April, just days after successfully defending her doctoral dissertation in composition at Stanford’s Center for Computer…
Rob Arcand / June 4, 2019

Holly Herndon’s PROTO Finds the Empathy and Artistry in A.I.

Writing about machine consciousness in a 1974 New York Review of Books letter to the editor, the philosopher Hubert L. Dreyfus said, "Intelligence…
Arielle Gordon / May 14, 2019

Stream Holly Herndon’s New Album PROTO

Holly Herndon has released her new album PROTO. The avant-pop composer produced the album with the help of a machine-learning program of her own design named Spawn. (Herndon…
Tosten Burks / May 10, 2019

Holly Herndon — “Frontier”

Sound artist Holly Herndon released "Frontier" Thursday, the latest track from her forthcoming album PROTO. "Frontier" is the third song Herndon has released…
Maggie Serota / May 2, 2019

Holly Herndon Announces New Album PROTO, Releases Video for “Eternal”

Holly Herndon has announced her next album, PROTO, due out May 10. The LP is a collaboration between Herndon, human vocal and orchestral ensembles, and an…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 11, 2019

Holly Herndon & Jlin’s “Godmother” Is a Dizzying Experiment in Posthuman Expression

Holly Herndon knows that every aspect of today's technological dystopia really is deeply human at its core. On her 2015 album Platform…
Rob Arcand / December 9, 2018

The 20 Best Avant Albums of 2015

Hard and fast boundaries don't mean much these days. M.I.A. would tell you as much, offering a big ol' "what's up with that?" at the…
Colin Joyce / December 9, 2015

Review: Holly Herndon Pioneers the Skype Breakup Album With ‘Platform’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: May 19, 2015Label: 4ADThe twitchy, cyborg kineticisms that Holly Herndon has dripped out over the last few years can…
Colin Joyce / May 20, 2015

Holly Herndon’s Trying to Find New Ways to Play the World’s Oldest Instrument

Next week, sound sculptor Holly Herndon will release Platform, her second proper LP and her first release as a member of the 4AD roster. The album…
Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2015
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