Jack Hertz

Inspired by the mystery of life, Jack Hertz manipulates sound to create intangible techno-organic impressions between music and noise. Composing and recording music for more than 30 years. Jack is always searching for a sonic middle ground between the real and the artificial. He utilizes machines, instruments, found objects, field recordings, and effects processing to designs sounds, spaces, and atmospheres for deep listening.  

Jack is a seasoned improviser who finds all aspects of creating sound fascinating – from the early percussion instruments to the present day hardware and software innovations. By trade, Jack is a professional software architect, developer, expert electronic music synthesist (digital and analog), visual artist, and composer having published more than 150 full-length albums of his own work. He performs regularly on the West Coast and most recently was a guest artist at notable shows such as the Raymond Scott Festival and the Synthplex electronic music convention. More on his music and upcoming events is available at JackHertz.com

Jack is an alumnus the Middle Tennessee State University, University of Maryland, and Montgomery College where he earned his degree in Computer Science. He is the founder of the thematic music label Aural Films that creates soundtrack for the real and imaginary. He is also the Founder of Sound For Good Records, that uses the power of sound for good causes. Planting over 10,000 trees to date with music. Currently he is working to archive all things Electronic Music on the Encyclotronic.com project.  

Currently working on a few music related projects focused on soundtrack music (AuralFilms.com), planting trees with sound (Sound4Good.bandcamp.com), and documenting all things Electronic Music (encyclotronic.com). Through these efforts we planted over 10,000 trees, staged the first San Francisco Fog Music Festival in 2015 and have documented 1,000s of original Electronic Music Instruments, Applications, Books, Albums, and Films on the Encyclotronic with more than 25,000 visitors/month. 

https://jackhertz.com/

Photo credit: Timothy O’Sullivan

The following are lists of outlets that Jack has worked with in the past:

Live Music Events and Festivals 

Norcal Noisefest

Electro-Music 

Synthplex

Scottworks

San Francisco Fog Festival

Brutal Sound Effects

Sacramento Audio Waffle

Resonant Frequencies

Luggage Store Music Series

Day of Noise

Y2K Loopfest

God Waffle Noise Pancakes

Radio Stations

NCPR

CUIT

KPFA

KFJC

FRSC

UB RADIO

WMUC

RadioSpiral

SomaFM

KOWS

WPRB

Modul303

Electro-music.com

StillStream.com

KWTF

KTRU 

KZSU

DFM

BFF

Resonance FM

whfr

urban-radio.com

WMPG

WSHUCKCU  

Radio Shows

Izescape

R Duck Show

Hpssociety

Syndae

Bloop & Quack

MeggaMusicWeb

Klangboot Radio

Making Waves

Radiohead

Tom’s Music Place

Aural Innovations Radio

Ambient Art Sound 

Star’s End

Secret Music

Blind Flight

Water’s Edge

Time Drone

Drone Zone

Music With Space

A Duck in a Tree

The Deprogramming Center 

No Pigeonholes EXP

Frequency Modulation Radio

Discreet Music

Electric Sense

The Irrelevant Show

Auricular Radio

Midnight Radio

Radio-Happy

Bing Satalittes

Thought Radio

Chestnut Tree

Taped Drugs

Sounds In The Dark

Ribosome Radio

Radio Free Rosco 

Aural Innovations Radio

Music from last Thursday

The CerebralRift

Deep Threes Radio

FOEM Music Blog

Hearts of Space

Labels

Completely Gone Recordings

rKaic moderne  

etched traumas

Sirona-Records

Murmure Intemporel

Aural Films

Silent Records

Argali Records

Webbed HandAcousmatique Recordings

Earth Mantra

suRRismphonetics

Petroglyph

45 Echeos

Treetrunk

Free Floating

Buddhist on Fire

Nostress Netlabel

Justnotnormal Netlabel

Ethereal Live