Jon Hopkins, tramite il suo profilo Instagram, ha annunciato l’uscita di un pezzo “meditativo”, adatto forse per questi tempi. Si intitola Singing Bowl (Ascension) ed è stato prodotto grazie all’ausilio di una singing bowl facente parte di un’installazione che l’artista ha prodotto per l’Helsinki Art Festival.
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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.
riflettendo quella che è l’incertezza generata dalla crisi dovuta al COVID-19.
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‘Singing Bowl (Ascension)' is out today. Link in bio to listen.⠀ ⠀ 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
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