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Holly Herndon

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What if you could sing in your favorite musician's voice? | Holly Herndon

TED Talks Daily

What if you could create new music using your favorite musician's voice? Sharing her melodic gifts with the world, multidisciplinary artist Holly Herndon introduces Holly+, an AI-powered instrument that lets people sing with her own voice. Musician Pher joins her onstage to demonstrate this mind-blowing tech while singing into two microphones -- one that amplifies his natural voice and another that makes him sound just like Holly.

9mins

7 Sep 2022

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What if you could sing in your favorite musician's voice? | Holly Herndon

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

What if you could create new music using your favorite musician's voice? Sharing her melodic gifts with the world, multidisciplinary artist Holly Herndon introduces Holly+, an AI-powered instrument that lets people sing with her own voice. Musician Pher joins her onstage to demonstrate this mind-blowing tech while singing into two microphones -- one that amplifies his natural voice and another that makes him sound just like Holly.

9mins

7 Sep 2022

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What if you could sing in your favorite musician's voice? | Holly Herndon

TED Talks Daily (HD video)

What if you could create new music using your favorite musician's voice? Sharing her melodic gifts with the world, multidisciplinary artist Holly Herndon introduces Holly+, an AI-powered instrument that lets people sing with her own voice. Musician Pher joins her onstage to demonstrate this mind-blowing tech while singing into two microphones -- one that amplifies his natural voice and another that makes him sound just like Holly.

9mins

7 Sep 2022

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What if you could sing in your favorite musician's voice? | Holly Herndon

TED Talks Music

What if you could create new music using your favorite musician's voice? Sharing her melodic gifts with the world, multidisciplinary artist Holly Herndon introduces Holly+, an AI-powered instrument that lets people sing with her own voice. Musician Pher joins her onstage to demonstrate this mind-blowing tech while singing into two microphones -- one that amplifies his natural voice and another that makes him sound just like Holly.

9mins

7 Sep 2022

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HOWA EP 97 - HOLLY HERNDON

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Holly Herndon is an American composer, musician, and sound artist based in Berlin Germany.After studying composition at Stanford University and completing her Ph.D. at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, she pursued a music career internationally. Herndon's music often includes human singing voices (including her own), is primarily computer-based, and regularly uses the visual programming language Max/MSP to create custom instruments and vocal processes. She has released music on the labels RVNG International. and 4AD. Her most recent full-length album Proto was released on May 10, 2019 which was the first full length record to utilize singing neural networks. She's recently released a way to interact with her digital twin called Holly plus and as of now you can upload polyphonic material to her homepage and receive a version of your recording with Holly plus as the voice for all parts. She is well informed about the most modern issues relating to digital rights that go alongside ideas such as renting your voice as a virtual performance instrument, as opposed to the old school reliance on sampling. There's a complex array of legal challenges on the horizon and most of us are hip to the potential of very convincing deep fakes and such. Will we be able to download the voice of Bob Marley as a kind of VST style instrument ? It seems clear we will and that ownership of these voices is going to be crucial going forward to make the market a free and fair place. For those interested in the cutting edge, Holly is cohost of the podcast Interdependence which covers the people, projects and technologies shaping 21st century culture with a large focus on moving to web3. In the Nitty I return my piano to the renaissance by having it tuned to a 1/4 comma meantone temperament. I wanted to see how the equal temperament we know so well might stack up in a triadic battle against the old ways. It’s pretty fascinating to me. I hope you’ll get something out the of trip back to 1523 when the meantone would have been dominant. HOLLY links Holly+ Other peoples clothes book recommendation Cathy_Berberian Lauren newton LINKS TO MUSIC FROM THE SHOW Chants Platzwave Manor LINK TO FORUKRAINE This EP was performed by Rob Burger and sonically crafted by me all proceeds to the Ukrainian Redcross. Please consider a small donation :)

1hr 46mins

26 May 2022

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Limitless technology with Tom Furse, Caroline Shaw, Holly Herndon, Arushi Jain and Mat Dryhurst

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Tom Furse, Caroline Shaw, Holly Herndon, Arushi Jain and Mat Dryhurst discuss why using computers makes their music feel more human, using the sound of plant pots, and how new technology will be viewed as old fashioned and retro in a few years.Tom Furse is the keyboard player with British rock band the Horrors, and is also a producer, remix artist, and “maker of music”. He’s talking to Arushi Jain, a composer, pianist, synthesist, and singer from New York who grew up in Delhi. She blends her computer science and engineering studies with her musician influences, including Indian classical. Holly Herndon is an American experimental composer based in Berlin, and her husband, Mat Dryhurst, is a philosopher and digital artist. And Caroline Shaw is a Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and violinist based in New York. She’s written film scores and worked with rappers Kanye West and Nas, and her latest album brings together influences as wide ranging as Abba and author James Joyce.

30mins

10 Sep 2021

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Holly Herndon

The FADER Interview

The FADER's Jordan Darville talks to Holly Herndon about Holly+, her new deepfake "digital twin." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

21 Jul 2021

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Startup Insider Daily • Gorillas • Jokr • Square • Rolf Schroemgens • Holly Herndon • Apple • Influencer • Amazon

Startup Insider

Der tägliche Nachrichten-Podcast der deutschen Startup-SzeneHeute u.a. mit folgenden Nachrichten: Trivago-Gründer Rolf Schroemgens präsentiert neues Startup Arbeitsminister Hubertus Heil schaltet sich bei Gorillas ein Influencer verabschieden sich aus Dubai. Neuer Rekord bei Internetgeschwindigkeit Amazon eventuell vor Mindeststeuer verschont 18-Jähriger begleitet Jeff Bezos ins All Holly Herndon präsentiert ihren "digitalen Zwilling" Und für den Experten-Check in der Rubrik "Investments & Exits" begrüßen wir heute Enrico Mellis, Principal Project A.

41mins

19 Jul 2021

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The Quarantine Tapes 119: Holly Herndon

The Quarantine Tapes

On episode 119 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by musician Holly Herndon. Calling in from Berlin, Holly is fascinated by music, the internet, and machine learning. She talks with Paul about how machine learning is changing our understanding of sampling and copyright, emphasizing the need to create a world that prioritizes giving attribution.As a musician, Holly has been missing live performances in quarantine. She believes that this time has made us realize just how vast the difference is between watching a concert on a screen and going to it in person. In their conversation, Paul and Holly turn repeatedly to their hopes for the future, as they consider how we can imagine alternative fantasies for our relationship to the internet and other technologies of today.---Holly Herndon operates at the edges of electronic and avant-garde pop and emerges with a dynamic and disruptive canon of her own. On her most recent full-length album PROTO, Herndon fronts and conducts an electronic pop choir comprised of both human and A.I. voices over a musical palette that encompasses everything from synths to Sacred Harp stylings. CNN noted that Herndon is “shaping the future of A.I.,” and she has demonstrated this nexus of technological evolution and musical catharsis with elevated performances at The Barbican (London), Volksbühne (Berlin), Sónar (Barcelona), Unsound (Krakow), and Club 2 Club (Milan). The sounds synthesized on PROTO by Herndon, her A.I. “baby” Spawn, and the vocal ensemble combine elements from Herndon’s dynamic and idiosyncratic personal journey: the timeless folk traditions of her childhood experiences in church-going East Tennessee (particularly the prismatic layered practice of Sacred Harp singing), the avant-garde music she explored while at Mills College, and the radical club culture of Berlin, all enhanced by her recent PhD composition studies at Stanford University, researching machine learning and music.Credits:Paul Holdengraber - Co-Creator, Host, OLA DirectorAnthony Audi - Co-Creator, Researcher, OLA DirectorAlejandro Cohen - Co-Creator, Producer, ComposerChristian Pitt - Production Coordinator Erin Cooney - Copy, ProductionDublab Team

27mins

20 Oct 2020

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On Music and Tech with Holly Herndon & Mat Dryhurst

Classical Contemporary

Our adventurous future with Music and TechnologyMat and Holly's Podcast "Interdependence": https://interdependence.fm/Their latest Album "Proto": https://open.spotify.com/album/3PkYFFSJTPxOhnSYBtyZsk?si=3puGdc-ER-6tahRCOQQTnQHolly Herndon's Website: https://www.hollyherndon.com/Mat Dryhurst's Website: http://www.mathewdryhurst.com/

1hr 22mins

26 Aug 2020

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