"Breathe" is a chain of real time processes developed to articulate the complexity of data inherent to a single human voice. It can be performed with just one, or multiple vocal inputs, as in this recording.
Processing the voice in real time is an important part of my practice, as it communicates both physical gesture and digital abstraction in unison. This hopefully challenges tired accusations of laptop performance being disembodied or disengaged, and instead allows for us to celebrate the precision and grace of the most powerful and intimate instrument we have ever had at our fingertips.
Holly Herndon's debut album Movement is released on RVNG Intl. on Nov 15th
Mixed with Scott Arford
Vocal performances by Holly Herndon and Mathew Dryhurst.