Composer Molly Herron “thinks deeply about motion, energy, and the physics of sound” (NPR). Whether writing for baroque strings, flower pots, or newly designed instruments, her work achieves “a wonderful consideration of counterpoint and sound in time” (Seen and Heard International).
Herron’s upcoming projects include an album of new works for viola da gamba ensemble, and a large scale project on the climate crisis for the ensemble Contemporaneous.
Herron’s work has been featured at the MATA festival, American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC Festival, Fast Forward Austin, Berlin Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival.
She has written for Sō Percussion, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Contemporaneous, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn among many others. Her work has been supported by MATA, The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Brooklyn Arts Council, the Copland Fund, Avaloch Farm New Music, and Exploring the Metropolis.
Herron received her Masters of Music degree in 2012 from The Steinhardt School at New York University. She is currently a Taplin Fellow in composition at Princeton University.
Get in touch! mollyherron at gmail dot com