Polarity tethers together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music,” Hopkins says. “And by going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” Playing grand piano for parts of the show, he will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musicians and long-time friends - acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams, violinist and arranger Emma Smith and cellist Daisy Vatalaro.
Presenting his live show in a seated venue will present a fascinating challenge for both performer and audience. Polarity follows his incredibly successful Singularity tour, which saw him perform sold out solo live shows, festival dates and DJ appearances across the globe. “Previously I had a set that was tailored to festivals and to standing crowds and intoxicated people,” he says, “and that’s been amazing, but I would say my deepest nature lies in the stillness, the meditative side of my music.”
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