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Jon Hopkins - Ritual

Performing & Visual Arts


RITUAL is a soundscape structured as a ceremonial epic, tracing an arc over 41 minutes that takes us from a preverbal state, pregnant with possibility, into life, death, and life thereafter. Making use of powers of repetition and variation honed over his 22-year career, Hopkins induces hypnosis, creating a collective listening experience that offers more than pleasure: the opportunity to find something lost in a place you didn’t know existed. The canvas is open; it is up to the listeners to breathe, bathe in resonance, and make this dream machine their own.
Following its preview at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and before its release in August, Reethaus is pleased to present RITUAL for the first time outside of the British Isles, an early chance to engage with this modern rite through the 360-degree spatial audio programmed in partnership with MONOM. After the listening experience, Jon Hopkins will sit in conversation with Heiko Hoffmann to discuss his creative process.

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