Hear Holly Herndon's Musical Accompaniment for Conrad Shawcross's ADA Project

It'll accompany a choreographed robot.
Holly Herndon

We're constantly impressed by the creativity of the sound artist and laptop musician Holly Herndon, and she's just turned in an amazing, inspired new piece - called "Relations," it's her contribution to an installation by the artist Conrad Shawcross called the ADA Project, a robot he choreographed to respond to ratios detailed by the inventors Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace as they created an early computer. Herndon's accompanying track is a fantastic listen based on the sounds of the machine itself as well as her musical interpretation of interference patterns between microchips. The mechanics of it are totally beyond my understanding, but the music's eerily, starkly beautiful - check it out.