Holly Herndon brings her immersive live show PROTO to Sonic Acts Academy 2020 Published on Dec 11, 2019 Holly Herndon brings her immersive live show PROTO to Sonic Acts Academy 2020 in which fellow musicians and programmers, as well as a choral ensemble, are regurgitated by an AI ‘baby’ whose input strangely adds humanity to Herndon’s most human arrangement yet. Operating at the nexus of technological evolution and musical euphoria, Herndon has redrawn the map of laptop music, addressing grand themes like the future of all life from a hopeful place.Listen to the acclaimed performer and composer’s single Eternal, a ghostly transmission inspired by ideas of eternal love through mind uploading; a modern-day vampire story. Punctuated by grandiose orchestration and the voices of her Berlin-based vocal ensemble, the accompanying video was constructed from footage processed from the perspective of an intelligent machine, analysing and searching for a face, yearning for a connection. Holly Herndon. Photo courtesy of the artist.