Today Holly Herndon dropped her track “Godmother”, a collaboration with footwerk producer Jlin and Herndon’s own AI baby Spawn. Emulating Herndon’s voice to the rhythmic patterns evocative of Jlin’s music, Spawn produced the track as well as the video morphing of their two faces below.
Read the full statement from Herndon on the making of “Godmother”, evolution of Spawn, and future of music in the wake of AI here.
NOW BOOKING: Holly Herndon Ensemble AI AV shows for Spring + Summer festivals and select special events. Contact brandon [at]lb-agency.net
LITTLEBIG was founded by Ned Beckett in the UK in 2004. Representing the world’s finest leftfield artists including Aphex Twin, Jon Hopkins, Autechre, Battles, Clark and 65daysofstatic, the agency – whilst primarily focusing on concert and tour booking – produces special events worldwide, and to its artists it also offers management and consultancy.
With offices in Brighton, Bristol and Berlin, the agency is thrilled to announce its expansion; it has opened a London office, under the banner NEWFORM.
Headed up by the agency’s newest agent-addition, Nathalie Blue, NEWFORM will offer agency, production and consultancy services to composers, musicians and ensembles working between genres and forms. It builds on the agency’s belief in supporting artist visions, with a special focus on the intersection between contemporary classical, electronic and visual culture. NEWFORM will produce and tour a range of unique artists and projects.
Nathalie Blue – who brings a wealth of expertise and experience from her years working in London agencies such as Primary Talent and Harrison Parrott – explains that NEWFORM will “offer a service which will allow us to curate, connect and promote the best in contemporary live performance”. And LITTLEBIG director Ned Beckett couldn’t be happier with the new entity; “I’m thrilled to welcome such a talented and experienced person to the LITTLEBIG family. Nathalie’s vision fits with our way of thinking, and how we look to evolve our work into new areas in the future.”
Further to announcing its new London office, there’s an incredibly exciting development for the LITTLEBIG Berlin headquarters too. The agency has teamed up with new Berlin-based agency, QUIETLOUD. After two decades operating as Backroom Entertainment, Alma Ernst and her fantastic 7-person team are beginning a new chapter under the QUIETLOUD banner, sharing office space, insight and expertise with LITTLEBIG.
This joint-venture between the two agencies has been formed to expand each organisations network and collaborative possibilities, continuing their shared passion and enduring dedication to developing the live careers of artists they truly believe in and are inspired by. Two cutting-edge organisations will now collaborate, and will continue building amazing live careers for artists, and special experiences for audiences.
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Holly Herndon has been invited as the main support for Radiohead at their European shows later this month.
Holly will join Radiohead for the entirety of their sold out 8-date tour. Herndon’s critically acclaimed album Platform married emotional and political critique with innovative club music. The interactive and ecstatic experience of her live performance has now evolved into a group which includes the artists Colin Self and Mat Dryhurst. The trio plan to work on new Holly Herndon material, due later this year.
Holly Herndon will also be appearing at festivals in the UK, Europe and US this summer.
HOLLY HERNDON LIVE DATES:
May 20 – AMSTERDAM, Heineken Music Hall (w/ Radiohead)
May 21 – AMSTERDAM, Heineken Music Hall (w/ Radiohead)
May 23 – PARIS, Zenith (w/ Radiohead)
May 24 – PARIS, Zenith (w/ Radiohead)
May 26 – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Radiohead)
May 27 – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Radiohead)
May 28 – LONDON, Roundhouse (w/ Radiohead)
June 1 – LYON, Les Nuits des Fourviere (w/ Radiohead)
June 3 – BARCELONA, Primavera Festival
June 4 – PARIS, We Love Green Festival
June 8-9 – PORTO, Primavera Festival
June 11 – LONDON, Field Day
July 16 – CHICAGO, Pitchfork Festival
July 17 – CHICAGO, Constellation
July 18 – ST. LOUIS, Luminary Center for the Arts
August 5 – AMSTERDAM, Dekmantel
August 12 – HELSINKI, Flow Festival
Holly Herndon’s universally lauded sophomore album ‘Platform’ released May 19 via 4AD / RVNG has tapped directly into the Zeitgeist – the conversation around how we construct and protect our online identities and the communities we build to design our collective future has never been more present in art and the world. After sold out launch shows at XOYO and Berghain and festival appearances including Sonar this Summer Herndon’s ever-evolving ‘Platform’ A/V live experience has a fully booked tour this Autumn with more dates soon to be announced.
Pitchfork give ‘Platform’ Best New Music 8.7:
‘Platform’ may turn out to be the most thought-provoking experimental electronic music release of the year.
The Guardian 4/5: gloriously avant garde and fiercely inventive.
The Quietus: this album feels genuinely new.
Upcoming tour dates
14/08/15 – Øya Festival, Oslo, NO
15/08/15 – Only Connect Festival, Oslo, NO (Talk)
20/08/15 – Kampnagel Summerfest, Hamburg, DE
17/09/15 – Dublin Fringe @ Spiegeltent, Dublin, IE
02/10/15 – Denovali Fest, Essen, DE
03/10/15 – ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE
09/10/15 – L-Ektrica, Rome, IT
10/10/15 – roBOt, Bologna, IT
15/10/15 – Unsound, Krakow, PL
23/10/15 – Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool, UK
24/10/15 – Simple Things, Bristol, UK
04/11/15 – Illuminations @ Oval Space, London, UK
06/11/15 – Club2Club, Turin, Italy
29/11/15 – All Tomorrow’s Parties, Prestatyn, UK
Now booking 2016 festivals and special events: brandon [at] lb-agency.net
Following 4AD’s announcement in March that Holly Herndon’s sophomore LP ‘Platform’ would be released May 19 via 4AD / RVNG along with the premiere of her video for ‘Interference’, Herndon’s portrait gracing the cover April’s edition of the Wire magazine and a big feature in Pitchfork: Fix The Future: Holly Herndon’s Collective Vision, NPR have just put up the album streaming in full a week before it’s release. Listen here.
4AD have also announced Herndon’s Summer headline and festival tour dates including the following dates in EU / UK:
10th – XOYO, London, UK [Tickets]
11th – Berghain (CTM) (w/ AGF, Amnesia Scanner, Claire Tolan), Berlin, Germany [Tickets]
13th – Supersonic Festival, Birmingham, UK [Tickets]
20th – Sonar Festival, Barcelona, Spain [Tickets] – debut of expanded A/V trio show!
26th – S/V/N @ Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy
27th – Badaboum, Paris, France [Tickets]
28th – Les Siestes Electronique, Toulouse, France
14th – Øya Festival, Oslo, Norway
19th – 21st – International Summer Fest @ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
Now booking Holly Herndon’s Autumn headline tour (Oct. – Nov.):
brandon [at] lb-agency.net
4AD have just announced that on May 18 / 19 they will be releasing Holly Herndon’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album ‘Platform’ in partnership with RVNG Intl. who released her debut ‘Movement’ in 2012 and critically acclaimed 2014 singles / videos from the album ‘Chorus’ (#1 on The Quietus, #37 RA best tracks of 2014) and ‘Home’. As if that weren’t exciting enough, there is also a new video from Metahaven for the single ‘Interference’ (below)!
Herndon will come over to preview the album in Spring with a new A/V show, and will be joined by back-up singer Colin Self, who appears on the album, for selected dates. She is available for Summer festivals June – August. Now booking Oct / Nov headline tour. brandon [@] lb-agency.net
April 30 – Brussels, BE @ Bozar
May 1 – The Hague, NL @ Rewire Festival
May 2 – Krems, AT @ Donau Festival*
June 20 – Barcelona, ES @ Sonar Festival*
*w/ Colin Self
The second, and equally revelatory single, ‘Home’ from Holly Herndon this year leading up to her imminent sophomore LP in 2015 takes the form of a break up ode to the NSA. A deadpan portrait amidst a shower of NSA icons, Herndon showcases her increasingly poppy intertwining vocal melodies with an ever-expanding avant-garde production palette. Check the video below and write-up from Pitchfork.
Holly Herndon has just dropped the first single and incredible video for ‘Chorus’ (directed and programmed by Akihiko Taniguchi) in anticipation of her 2014 sophomore LP on RVNG – it will blow your mind! She’s also just done a ‘Fireside Chat’ for RBMA Radio including a bunch of unreleased tracks. Watch out for another single this June, Summer festival appearences, and the September release of the full-length followed by an EU headline tour!
Now booking brand new interactive A/V show: brandon[at]littlebig.org.uk
Littlebig is proud to present a Berlin showcase of some of our cutting edge live talent, TELEPORT, including Laurel Halo, Holly Herndon, Gatekeeper as well as our partner agency Surefire’s exciting artists NHK’Koyxen and DJ Bill Kouligas (PAN). The concert will happen at Festsaal Kreuzberg on Sunday. April 28, 2013 – doors at 19:00. For more information on the artists and the event please visit the Facebook event page here. Tickets are 13€ and can be purchased in advance through the Facebook page or Koka36.
Holly Herndon is on fire right now (and it’s not just because of her hair color)! After the great response from her recents shows at AB Club, Brussels, Berghain for CTM Festival, Berlin, and sold-out headline Cafe OTO show in London as well as Boiler Room appearance, she will be doing a run of dates March 21 – 30 (now booking!).
She has just been announced for Donau Festival on April 27 and Tauron Nowa Muzyka on August 23.
Check out a strange and wondrous vision of a not-so-distant techno future with her stellar FACT mix, also selected as Resident Advisor’s mix of the day!
And listen to the killer NHK remix of ‘Fade’ here.MARCH confirmed dates:3/21/2013 thrs UK Manchester, University of Salford, Sonic Fusion Festival (w/Chris&Cosey)3/23/2013 sat UK London, Basing House (w/Hieroglyphic Being)3/24/2013 sun SE Stockholm, Sodra Theater (w/Andy Stott)3/27/2013 wed NL Amsterdam, OT3013/29/2013 fri PT Guimaraes, O Convívio3/30/2013 sat PT Lisbon, Galeria Zé dos BoisNOW BOOKING: brandon [@] littlebig . org . uk
We are very pleased to welcome Holly Herndon to Littlebig. Herndon’s ‘Movement’ just dropped on RVNG Intl. and her cyborg avant-techno is already making big waves. She is confirmed for CTM Festival in Berlin on January 31, 2013 and Cafe OTO for Bleed on Feb.2. Now booking a weeklong run for the end of January, Spring showcases, and Summer festivals. contact: brandon [at] littlebig.org.uk