Jon Hopkins shares meditation piece 'Singing Bowl (Ascension)'

After returning in February to share his wonderfully soothing piano composition 'Scene Suspended', Jon Hopkins is back once again to deliver another ethereal work.

The new song 'Singing Bowl (Ascension)' is a range of vibrations created by a 100 year-old singing bowl he found in an antique shop in Delhi, and was created as part of a specially curated 24-hour playlist for Spotify.

Speaking about his new offering, he said, “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.

"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.”

Have a listen to 'Singing Bowl (Ascension)' in the player below.

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