Jack Hertz

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    Sound Design, FM Synthesis, Publishing, Improvised music, Music Concrete, Digital Synthesis, Visual Design, Video Production, Software Development, Unix, Outdoors, Spirituality, Reading, Publishing

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21985645751_5152a9747c_k.jpgInspired by the mystery of life. I manipulate sound to create  intangible techno-organic  impressions between music and noise. 

I have been playing, composing and recording experimental music for more than 30 years. My first experiments with sound began with analog reel machines, microphones, percussion and a Casio VL-Tone. My first true synthesizer was the Alpha Syntauri digital synthesizer that was was hosted by an Apple IIe PC. The steep learning curve exposed me to a universe of concepts nearly a decade before others. Soon after, I was introduced to Yamaha's DX7 and the vast capabilities of FM synthesis that I have been working with ever since.

Generally, I am searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. Utilizing computers, synthesizers, found objects, field recordings and digital effects. I design my own instruments and effects with unique characteristics that create spaces and atmospheres a listener can explore.

I find all aspects of creating sound fascinating. From the early percussion instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. I am particularly interested in sound synthesis of all kinds, especially Frequency Modulation. 

Today, I am working to engage old and new aspects of electronic music to create new and amalgamated sounds. Taking queues from classic electronic and popular music.

More information and updates can be found at http://JackHertz.com/