"Singing Bowl (Ascension)" is out today

"Singing Bowl (Ascension)" is out today

Like so many people I felt pretty paralysed by this situation when it first unfolded. All my plans for the year were cancelled, and everything felt so weird and dreamlike. But gradually I found I wanted to create something - to find peace and perspective through making music, as I have always done. I wanted to make something for the meditative mindset I found myself in, so I turned to some recordings I had made last year of an 100 year old singing bowl that was found in an antique shop in Delhi. I decided to restrict myself to using just this instrument and a laptop, and with this as a starting point, built a 21 minute meditation piece.

It felt beautifully pure to just use one acoustic sound source, and no synths. It was liberating to write something without playing anything on a keyboard - to avoid the familiar diatonic scale for the first time, and thus avoid any of my own conditioned playing habits. There was a magic in setting this generative system in motion then just letting the vibrations of this bowl create their own world. I listened to harmonics layering on top of harmonics for hours and was transported.

visuals by @2ms_studio

New piano composition "Scene Suspended" out now

New piano composition "Scene Suspended" out now

My new piano composition “Scene Suspended” is out now.

The main tracks on Singularity were built of hundreds of layers and processes, and took nearly two years to build. Following on from this I’ve been craving a return to simplicity, to acoustic sound and to the instrument I grew up playing. In order to express similar themes but to use as little as possible to achieve this the only sound sources on “Scene Suspended” are piano and violin.

New track - Luminous Spaces

New track - Luminous Spaces

I made a new collaborative track with my friend Kelly Lee Owens. It started life as a remix she was doing for Luminous Beings, but when I heard what she had done to it, particularly the incredible vocal lines, it became clear this needed to be its own thing, like a more overtly euphoric sister track to the original.

Australian tour dates - January 2020

Australian tour dates - January 2020

I will be returning to Australia this Jan for a mix of live and DJ dates.

Jon Hopkins joins the inspirational exploration project Tayos

Jon Hopkins joins the inspirational exploration project Tayos

In the summer of 2018 the multi-disciplinary Tayos team descended into the caves for a four day exploration; photographing, filming, taking sound recordings and conducting a first-of-its-kind subterranean neuroscience study

New Trailer 2018 - Directed by  Stephen McNally

New Trailer 2018 - Directed by Stephen McNally

This trippy teaser film for Jon Hopkins follows mysterious luminous beings that multiply and dance across a cosmic sky scape.