To a nearly full house, U.K. electronic producer Jon Hopkins brought his award-winning sound to The Sinclair on Sunday night for his 2013 LP “Immunity” tour. To see photos of the concert via Ben Stas of BDCWire click here.
His unique performance showcases his ability to build his beats from nothing. His set up consists of four sound modulators, in which he moves back and forth from, layering sounds.
“I think it’s important for the audience to see some activity,” Hopkins said, “and have a visceral relation with what I’m doing onstage and what they’re hearing.” Hopkins stated in his interview with The Boston Globe.
You can see Jon Hopkins brilliance at work in this live performance at KCRW:
Hopkins, 34, is a trained classical pianist, and for a while considered pursuing a career as a classical pianist but eventually decided against it. When he was 14, he got his first computer and started programming MIDI. At age 15, with the money he earned from winning piano competitions, he bought a low-level professional Roland synth, and on this he began creating his first full-length electronic compositions.His productions are a mix of organic and synthetic sounds, his sound design and style is truly unique. Eventually his career evolved into performing keyboard for Imogen Heap, and he has produced or contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes.
On Rob Da Bank’s Radio 1 show, visiting musicians are given the task of creating their own ringtones and phone alerts, Hopkins contribution is perhaps the most beautiful sound to wake up to:
We are proud to say that one of Mmmmaven’s Coralcola and Baltimoroder have played shows with Jon Hopkins.
Needless to say, Coralcola was psyched (“Kinda in heaven right now”):
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