Herndon / Ivers

The Herndon / Ivers duo features composer/performers Julie Herndon (keys, electronics) and John Ivers (clarinets, electronics). The duo explores the edges of song and synthesis, using extended instruments, text, light, and improvisation. Since debuting in Singapore in 2016, performances include High Desert Soundings in Joshua Tree, the Luggage Store in San Francisco, CNMAT in Berkeley, Underwolf at the Outhaus in Los Angeles, and se8tembr10 at CCRMA, broadcast at ARCUB in Bucharest, Romania.

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 technology. Her electroacoustic work has been heard at MATA Festival and Mis en Place Bushwick, and described as “blended to inhabit a surprisingly expressive space” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Recent compositions have been performed by ensembles including JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Proton Bern, Line Upon Line Percussion, TAK Ensemble, and Left Coast Chamber Ensemble.
John Ivers John Ivers is a composer and improviser exploring hybrid creative practices. In both acoustic and electronic mediums, Ivers engages intimate sonic textures, unique improvisational voices, and dynamic musical structures. His work has been performed by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Quartetto Indaco, Amaranth Quartet, Aperture Duo, Brooklyn College’s ConTempo Ensemble, and by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s Intersection workshop. His recent collaboration with Roscoe Mitchell on Distant Radio Transmission has been featured by the Orchestra of the SEM, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, at Ostrava Days Festival, and at the de Young Museum. Ivers also performs with Dirt & Copper and Portato Portato.