Restlessly inventive and endlessly ambitious, Holly Herndon is one of the most exciting electronic musicians working today. The release of Platform, her acclaimed second album, was followed last year by a European tour with Radiohead. For Dark Matter, Herndon performed new material at her biggest Manchester headline show to date. From the DJ booth, Mary Anne Hobbs opened the evening.

‘One of the reasons Herndon feels so current and compelling is her gleeful cannibalisation of screen culture – she’s like a digital native chewing the scenery’ Manchester Confidential

 

Curated by Mary Anne Hobbs for MIF17, Dark Matter was eight immersive shows from pioneering national, international and Manchester-based musicians.


 


Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

Photo: Holly Herndon
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