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Aleix Palau | 21 October 2021

Jon Hopkins: new date announced for 24 September 2022‎

As part of the Sit Back cycle, the English artist will be demonstrating both his ambient and ‎techno sides in the same show. ‎
Tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date.‎

Jon Hopkins: new date announced for 24 September 2022‎

Musician Jon Hopkins will perform at L'Auditori de Barcelona on ‎‎24 September 2022. The artist was forced to cancel his tour due to the ‎pandemic but will resume it again next year. Tickets already purchased will be valid ‎for the new date.‎

Jon Hopkins has based his entire musical career on contrast, polarisation, ‎the destructive storm and the healing calm. Whether it be in his five studio albums (his last, ‎the highly-acclaimed Singularity released in 2018), his soundtracks (especially celebrated is his ‎‎2010 Monsters), the exceptionally outstanding cult album Diamond Mine with King Creosote, ‎or his latest forays into music for meditation (Singing Bowl (Ascension) a 20 minute track for ‎meditation, released last year), the English artist and producer is an authentic alchemist of ‎organic electronica. Able to venture into suffocating martial techno ‎‎atmospheres but a few moments later saunter into a landscape of ‎contemplative ambient music, his radically contrasting offering does not divide but ‎rather is understood as a whole: the bursts of frenzy would be distressing if they were not ‎followed afterwards by these peaceful respites... and vice versa.‎

True to his spirit, Jon Hopkins’ Polarity tour will present the duality of the artist for the first ‎time in one single performance, or, in the words of Hopkins himself, "the two disparate ‎elements of harsh and fragile” in his music. The staging will see a grand piano ‎alongside his regular analogue machines and this time he will also be accompanied ‎by musicians Leo Abrahams (guitarist), Emma Smith (violinist) and Daisy Vatalaro ‎‎(cellist).‎

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