Jack Herscowitz

Production and Education Coordinator

Jack Herscowitz is a Los Angeles-based composer, improviser, and sound artist who engages deep
interpersonal collaborations, trans-disciplinary thinking, and alternate definitions of “score” to
recognize music as a process which has always extended beyond the singular dimension of sound.
His work runs the wide gamut of interactive sound installations, noisy live processed improvisations,
ethereal drone soundscapes, theatrical chamber music, and communal spaces for sound making.
His music has been performed by artists including the Arditti Quartet, Del Sol String Quartet,
Ensemble Dal Niente, Syntagma Piano Duo, Atlantic Reed Consort, Hypercube, and the soloists of
Meitar Ensemble and The Locrian Chamber Players. His work has been presented by festivals and
venues including IRCAM’s ManiFeste Festival (Paris), Barcelona Modern Festival, CENART
(Mexico City), Hellerau European Centre for the Arts, Neofonía Festival de Música Nueva de
Ensenada, The Composers Conference (Avaloch Farms), Riverside Church (NYC), The Dog Star
Orchestra (Los Angeles), 2220 Arts and Archives (LA), Coaxial Arts Foundation (LA), soundpedro
(San Pedro), June in Buffalo, and the Provincetown Film Festival. Jack performs improvised live
electronics on custom coded digital instruments with Abigail Whitman (voice) as Mystic Elevator
and with soloists including Dieb 13, Ana Luisa Diaz de Cossio, Matt LeVeque, M A Harms,
Jeonghyeon Joo, and Mason Moy. His solo performance practice draws from noise, glitch,
vaporwave, and DIY electronics to re-claim the sounds of capitalism’s sonic warfare.
Jack received his M.F.A. in Composition and Experimental Sound Practices from CalArts and his
B.A. in Music and Environmental Studies from Middlebury College.