photo by  John Ivers

photo by John Ivers

bio & contact

Julie Herndon is an Oakland-based composer and performer working with internal/external space through improvisation, text, graphics, and electronics. Her work explores the body’s relationship to the self, to performance, and to tools like musical instruments and personal technology. Her electroacoustic work has been described as “blended to inhabit a surprisingly expressive space” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Her compositions have been performed by ensembles including JACK Quartet, Dal Niente, Ensemble Proton Bern, Line Upon Line Percussion, TAK Ensemble, Retro Disco, and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Recent performances include festivals and venues such as Artistry Space and Hotel Vagabond in Singapore, soundSCAPE in Italy, MATA Festival and MIS-EN_PLACE Bushwick in New York, Megapolis Audio Art Festival in Oakland, and Hot Air Festival in San Francisco.

As an educator, Julie has instructed classes at Mills College as well as assisting courses in Copenhagen and Stockholm in subjects ranging from anime to trans-idiomatic art workshops. As a collaborator, Herndon is co-founder of hi, a duo featuring harmonium and clarinet with electronics, as well as a member of the collective Dirt and Copper. She is currently a curator at the Center for New Music in San Francisco and a doctoral candidate (Hume Fellow) at Stanford University studying with Mark Applebaum, Brian Ferneyhough, Patricia Alessandrini, and Jaroslaw Kapuscinski.

contact: jherndon [at] ccrma [dot] stanford [dot] edu