Four Tet + Jon Hopkins
Thursday, September 15, 2011, 8 PM
Goodman Studio 1
EMPAC, Troy, NY
A stellar double bill featuring two of Britain’s hottest musicians, producers, and composers of electronic music performing their trademark energetic knob-twisting beats intertwined with live video and a unique instrumental piano set.
With several Four Tet studio albums, remixes, and outstanding live shows to his credit, Kieran Hebden remains rooted in many musical camps.
His work with legendary jazz drummer Steve Reid was a significant milestone in Hebden’s career—what began as a handful of live collaborations soon developed into something on a far grander scale. The fruits of this artistic connection have produced critically acclaimed albums for Domino records. Four Tet has produced a number of remixes for artists such as Explosions in the Sky, Thom Yorke, and Steve Reich; worked with directors and artists such as Woof Wan Bau and Jason Evans; and extensively toured the UK, Europe, the US, and Japan.
Jon Hopkins is a London-based electronic composer, producer, and remixer who makes powerfully emotive, instrumental music that consistently crosses genres. He is a long-term collaborator of Brian Eno. He has also collaborated with Wayne McGregor, King Creosote, and David Holmes; made remixes for artists such as Wild Beasts, Nosaj Thing, James Yorkston, and Four Tet; and created film scores for directors such as Peter Jackson and Gareth Edwards. His hyper-energetic live show has been seen at some of the world’s most iconic venues, including the Sydney Opera House and Madison Square Garden, and at numerous clubs and concert halls around the world.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Four Tet and Jon Hopkins @ EMPAC
Probably the most "mainstream" event you'll see at EMPAC this Fall is Four Tet and Jon Hopkins, treating us to a night electronic music this Thursday, the 14th. If you can make it to this show, be advised that tickets are going FAST, like Usain Bolt fast. So don't wait and try to get them at the door. Here's the release from EMPAC: