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Jon Hopkins's Quaint Electronica

From: John Diliberto
Series: Echo Location: Soundings for New Music
Length: 03:30

You may not know Jon Hopkins, but you’ve heard him on albums by Coldplay, Massive Attack, Imogen Heap and Brian Eno. On Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, one of his tracks, “Light Through the Veins” was transformed on into the album's lead cut, “Life in Technicolor.” On his own, Jon Hopkins makes a lyrical, glitch-strewn music based in acoustic piano. We talk with him about battered uprights and Kaos Pads.

Hopkins-jon-lrc2009_small You may not know Jon Hopkins, but you’ve heard him on albums by Coldplay, Massive Attack,  Imogen Heap and Brian Eno. On Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, one of his tracks, “Light Through the Veins”  was transformed on  into the album's lead cut, “Life in Technicolor.”  On his own, Jon Hopkins makes a lyrical, glitch-strewn music based in acoustic piano. We talk with him about battered uprights and Kaos Pads.

It's part of Echo Location: Soundings for New Music, the weekly digest from Echoes host and Peabody Award winning producer John Diliberto, exploring the latest in modern music with quick hitting interviews, music and commentary. Each edition of Echo Location features a beautifully edited music blend, that's combined with John's thoughtful insights and artists's comments to make a sound-rich journey for listeners. Each episode can stand on its own or be scheduled as a weekly or occasional series.

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Piece Description

You may not know Jon Hopkins, but you’ve heard him on albums by Coldplay, Massive Attack,  Imogen Heap and Brian Eno. On Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, one of his tracks, “Light Through the Veins”  was transformed on  into the album's lead cut, “Life in Technicolor.”  On his own, Jon Hopkins makes a lyrical, glitch-strewn music based in acoustic piano. We talk with him about battered uprights and Kaos Pads.

It's part of Echo Location: Soundings for New Music, the weekly digest from Echoes host and Peabody Award winning producer John Diliberto, exploring the latest in modern music with quick hitting interviews, music and commentary. Each edition of Echo Location features a beautifully edited music blend, that's combined with John's thoughtful insights and artists's comments to make a sound-rich journey for listeners. Each episode can stand on its own or be scheduled as a weekly or occasional series.

Broadcast History

WXPN, Philadelphia and WITF, Harrisburg

Transcript

http://echoesblog.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/jon-hopkins-eno-coldplay-collaborator/
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Timing and Cues

incue: "You may not know Jon Hopkins..."
outcue: "...This has been an Echo Location, Soundings for New Music."