Liam Herb (June 5, 1996) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and radio producer from Birmingham, Alabama. In 2018, he graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with BM in horn performance where he studied horn with Jonathan Ring, musicology and program note writing with Dr. Emily Laurance, and composition with Jacques Desjardins.
In May of 2018, Liam joined Other Minds and has since written and produced dozens of Music from Other Minds programs and worked as the technical producer on two-thirds of MfOM productions.
In 2019, Liam was invited as the sole United States delegate to both New Music Dublin (NMDX) and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//) where he conducted extensive interviews and worked to bridge the gap between European and U.S. music presenters.
In addition to his interview work in Europe, Liam Herb conducted a two-day oral history with the composer and pianist Blue Gene Tyranny (1945-2020) in July of 2019.
He wrote the tuning and biographical notes for Henry Birdsey’s Half-Dragged (OM 2027) and the opening essay for Jim Nollman’s Music for Swimming and Flying (OM 2033).
Liam Herb is also an active performer and composer recently having had works featured at the Center for New Music (SF) and the San Francisco Conservatory. His recorded work can be heard on Jakob Battick’s Rabbit’s Moon (2021), the compilation album The Drop Bear’s Song (Aquarium Drunkard, 2019), and L&M’s Recordings 11.1.2020-2.1.2021 (2021). He has also served as technical producer for Charles Amirkhanian’s Audible Autopsy (For Anthony J Gnazzo) and Ratchet Attach It, for marching band drumline, ratchets, bells, and manipulated historical player piano rolls.