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Sound artist, researcher


Samuel Hertz


Samuel Hertz (b. Washington, DC, USA 1987) is a sound artist and researcher working at intersections of Earth-based sound, sonic sensualities, and climate change. Having studied composition with experimental music pioneers Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Maggi Payne, and Zeena Parkins at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, Hertz works fluidly between the worlds of composed music for ensembles, electronic music and installation, performance, and film. Alongside his performances exists a strong research component based in Anthropocene studies and encompassing relationships between sound, geography, climate, and social ecologies. A prime motivation is investigations of hearing practices as practical engagements with environments and non-human scales.

Hertz is currently a AHRC/Techne-funded PhD candidate at the Royal Holloway, University of London Centre for GeoHumanities, researching sound-sensing networks of climate change research at the scales of the atmospheric, geologic, and bioacoustic conservation. His research can recently been seen in contexts such as Akademie der Künste (Berlin, DE), Struer Tracks Sound Art Biennale (DK), Kulturmødet Mors (DK), as well as across various journals, publications and academic conferences.


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