‘Profound moments of stillness’: Jon Hopkins’ Polarity


Producer Jon Hopkins has always hit that sweet spot between the head, the heart and the dancefloor — creating intricate, majestic long-form electronic pieces with a debt to new music composition as much as soulful Detroit techno.

He’s playing grand concert halls on this Polarity tour, and playing grand piano for parts of the show, joined by acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams, violinist and arranger Emma Smith and cellist Laura Moody.

Hopkins says Polarity will join together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music, and by going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness… I would say my deepest nature lies in the stillness, the meditative side of my music”.

  • Jon Hopkins plays Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre tonight (Friday)