Julie Herndon is an Oakland-based composer and performer. Her work explores the body’s relationship to the self, to performance, and to tools like musical instruments and personal technologies. Recent projects include compositions for JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Ensemble Proton Bern, and performances at MATA Festival in New York, Artistry Space in Singapore, Musée des Beaux-Arts in France. A Hume Fellow, Herndon is currently pursuing a doctorate at Stanford University and this spring is co-developing the new class “Sound Practices: Embodiment and the Social."

Current projects include fff, an interdisciplinary group of female-identifying artists; Dirt and Copper, a collective of performer-composers; and curating at the San Francisco Center for New Music. In June-July 2020, Herndon is leading Soundvoice, a series of workshops bringing together local musicians and the homeless community, supported in part by Code Tenderloin, Center for New Music, and the American Composers Forum through the 2019 Bay Area Composer Residency. While at CNMAT, Herndon will be working on an installation for the Oaxaca Museum of Contemporary Art. The piece will turn tree leaves into small speakers amplifying their environment. 


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