CONTORTED by Jack Hertz Now Available

con·tort·ed (kn-tôrtd) adj.

1. Twisted or strained out of shape.
2. Botany Twisted, bent, or partially rolled upon itself; convolute.

These tracks were originally compiled for the Contorted record label run by Carl Merson. Unfortunately, the tape got lost in the shuffle of moving from Maryland to California and was never released to the public. It is available now for download at http://jackhertz.bandcamp.com/...

CONTORTED

Eye of God III by Jack Hertz - Modern Musique Concrete Series

Eye of God III furthers the suite of modern recordings composed from found sounds, field recordings and oscillators in the classic musique concrete style. Download the album now at http://jackhertz.bandcamp.com/...

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Shambhala by Symatic Star and Jack Hertz Now Available on Aural Films

The tracks on this album represent five selected themes from Shambhala stories and can be interpreted as representing both a physical journey to an enigmatic land and as an inner journey. Download the album now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com...

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Jack Hertz March Live 2013 Concerts and Performances

I've got a few shows lined up this month. Two of the events will be in the Bay Area. First at the Koinonia Experimental Music Festival on March 16th at 8:00pm in Berkeley, CA. That will be followed by a performance at Showdown on March 31st in San Francisco, CA. In between, I will be playing a set in the March Equinox 2013 concert on March 23rd at 1900 GMT. Check out the show posters below for all the details.

Showdown

Complex Silence 34 by Jack Hertz Now Available

This album was inspired by the starfish that populate the Pacific coast where I live. The beautiful creatures move in a nearly imperceptible way along the ocean floor. Are such peaceful and elegant beings that I wanted to create some music that reflected their solemn place in nature. Download the album now at http://complexsilence.wordpres...

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Release Me Film Soundtrack by Jack Hertz

Release Me is a short film by Ryan Wood about the troubles in so many households and the effect it has on the youth in the household. Told through the child's point of view, Release Me will leave viewers of all ages thinking twice about what we just sweep under the rug and hide behind closed doors. The film is 100% complete and the sales of this CD will go to producing DVD screeners and entering the film into 15 festivals. Download the extended soundtrack now at http://release-me-film.bandcam...

Release Me

A haunting we will ghost by Jack Hertz

H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y W A A G ! ! ! This is my little gift to Thomas Mathie for running one of the most active and engaging labels I that I have had the pleasure working with. EMjoy this happy first anniversary track now at http://www.weareallghosts.co.u...

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Wetlands by Jack Hertz Now Available on Aural Films Netlabel

Wetlands is a collection of Intelligent Ambient Music compositions inspired by places of greenery and water where life abounds in ponds, marshes and swamps. These tracks stem from what I think of as impressionist music. The selection and organization of sounds are meant to evoke a memory of a place or environment that is part documentary and part hallucination. Download the album now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com...

Wetlands

Complex Silence 25 - 10 Netlabel Ambient Albums you Should Own

I am REALLY honored to have my Complex Silence 25 release included in this list by Make Your Own Taste blog. Many thanks to Treetrunk and listeners everywhere for the support. The article focused on ten netlabel ambient albums you should own. The list included Jack Hertz, Astrowind, Lähto, Silvercord, Miles Tilmann, Eluder, EugeneKha, Coldstream, Mystified, and Loscil. Read the entire article here: http://makeyourowntaste.wordpr...

Complex Silence 25 by Jack Hertz

Jaguars & Shamen by Jack Hertz & Cousin Silas Now Available on Aural Films

My new album "Jaguars & Shamen" with Cousin Silas is a journey into the dark realms of Amazonia. Inspired by the mystic visions of the Shaman and the trans-formative beings they become to transcend the material world. This music explores the mysterious cultures of the Amazon jungle that have been the home to indigenous cultures fore 1000s of years. Download the album now at http://auralfilms.bandcamp.com...

J&S

Guided Skies by Jack Hertz Now Available on weareallghosts

While you were sleeping, the ghosts came out to play and left this new release of mine for all the hear. "Guilded Skies" is a special double release that is based on a live improvisation that has been remixed in different ways. The first release, "Guilded Skies," comprises different tracks interpreted from the improv. The second album, "Guilded Sky," is the uninterrupted improv mixed to be slower and quieter for extended listening. This is a very different approach to composition for me using the same sounds arranged in different ways. I hope you EMjoy it. You can download both albums now from http://www.weareallghosts.co.u...

Gilded Sky

For Our Children Compilation - 30 Artists Sharing Music to Support Sandy Hook

The Sound for Good record label has partnered Healing Newtown (healingnewtown.org), a division of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, to help help support the community by offering the new release, "For Our Children: A Benefit for Sandy Hook" by Various Artists available exclusively to everyone who donates just $1 USD (or more). Our message in the album is to shine your light. We have come together as artists to support the healing process of those impacted by the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy of December 14th, 2012.

For Our Children

Peefeeyatko Documentary - Frank Zappa The Ultimate Electronic Musician

YOU MUST WATCH THIS - I stumbled on this MIND BLOWING video last night and cannot stop thinking about it. The guy I thought was a Rock Star, had been working his whole life to reach the common place most EM artists are working in today. In this video, he articulates a view (30:33) he refers to as the "musical universe" that is exactly where I am coming from. It took my breath away. This is also the most detailed look at Zappa working with the Synclavier that I have ever seen. Lots of great music throughout and it is quite funny too. I am still laughing at the title.

No Labels No Musics 4 - Aural Garden by Jack Hertz

EMjoy what has become an annual event, the No Labels No Musics compilation that features music by various artists made entirely of field recordings from the Electro-Music library. No synthesizers or live instrumentation were used. Listen to my track "Aural Garden" and many others at http://archive.org/details/edp058

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Jack Hertz 2012 Year in Review Part III - Radio Plays

Where would we be without those Disk (file) Jockey's that keep the airwaves and streams fat with electronic music. These forward looking folks spend a lot of time mining the backwoods to bring new music to the masses. Their support not only promotes my music, they are instrumental in exposing me to other artists as well. I've been very fortunate with a lot of radio play this year. My deepest thanks go to the following shows and people / stations:

2012 Radio

Computer Music III by Jack Hertz - Sounds of Cellular Automata

This is the third in a series of computer music styled recordings I will am releasing. These are works inspired by the computer and large systems from the 50s and 60s such as the Buchla, RCA and MUSIC-N systems. This third installment was performed live by Jack Hertz on Nord Modular G1 Synthesizer using patches based on cellular automata models. Download the album now at http://jackhertz.bandcamp.com/...

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Jack Hertz 2012 Year in Review Part II - Complilation Projects

"...ending the year on a high 2012" Indeed, this year was also quite busy on the compilations project front. I participated in 14 different releases throughout the year. These projects that are a great way to hear the community at large, have also grown to serve as fund raisers and other forms of support for the common good. EMjoy the following list with links to all the compilations I was part of in 2012 by clicking on the image below.

REBIRTH INTO INSANITY (SECOND GENERATION) Jack Hertz Track Mutation by mutanT.R.I.

I.v.Martinez has released a Second collection of mutations. Mutant versions of tracks by members of Contact Group of Homemade Electronic Music and Noise including Guttorm Andreasen,Schultz New Album Out,Matt Casey,Jim Barker,Hiyohiyoipseniyo,Hartmut Frank,Boyd Nutting,Hal McGee,Elbourikoloko Delakabeza,Tony Stirner,Marvin Marvinson,Dzmitry Ladzes Haze Netlabel,David Von Rivers and Jack Hertz - Listen now!

No Labels No Music IV Submission - Aural Garden By Jack Hertz

Just finished my track "Aural Garden"for the 4th Annual No Labels No Musics complication project. The track was composed entirely in Audacity using the following artists' sound elements: D.Miñoza - various binaural field recs, EdisonRex -Songbird, London UK,
Jack_Hertz - Redwood Dew Drops, JeffWojo - Owl on my Chimney, and PHOBoS - Musique Mecanique. Check out a shot of the final track in Audacity below.

Aural Garden

Jack Hertz 2012 Year in Review - 28 Albums Releases and 20,000 Downloads

This year has been so massive, it has been hard to account for everything that has happened in 2012. There are way too many people to thank, I am going to have to do it in 2 or 3 parts. My deepest thanks go to you, the listeners and supporters who support experimental artists and the community we live in.

Thanks to you, 20,000 albums were downloaded from the 28 albums I put this year. Yes, I am even somewhat surprised by that number. It was not planned, nor was I keeping count of my releases from month to month. It just happened.

Speleo
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