Molly Herron is a composer whose music is inspired by the complicated, messy sounds of our every day environment and the energy of interaction. She has composed for a broad range of instruments from full orchestra to flower pot and including work for film, theater, and dance. She has written for The JACK Quartet, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Contemporaneous, ECCE and the cellist Mariel Roberts among others. Her work has been supported by MATA, The Brooklyn Arts Council and the Copland Fund. She has had residencies with Exploring the Metropolis, La Pietra Forum and the School of Making Thinking; and her work has been presented on the Fast Forward Austin festival and the Berlin Film Festival.
Herron’s music often veers outside of traditional western classical instruments. She works frequently with Baroque instruments and everyday objects and collaborates with instrument inventors to find new avenues for sound. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Herron is an active participant in the promotion of new music through performance, education, and arts advocacy across the country. She is a co-founder and artistic director of the composer collective West Fourth New Music, which has been producing concerts since 2010. She received her MM degree in 2012 from The Steinhardt School at New York University.