Ahead of our first artist announcement, we can reveal that Jon Hopkins will present his new performance ‘Polarity’ at Rewire 2020. Playing grand piano for parts of the show, Hopkins will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musicians and long-time friends, consisting of acclaimed producer and guitarist Leo Abrahams, violinist and arranger Emma Smith and cellist Daisy Vatalaro.
For this concert, Rewire extends the 2020 festival to The Hague’s scenic coastal town Scheveningen. Jon Hopkins will perform for a seated audience at the Zuiderstrandtheater concert hall on Saturday 4 April. This will be the only opportunity to see Jon Hopkins’ ‘Polarity’ in The Netherlands. Individual tickets for this show can be purchased for the price of €32,50. Please note that this show is not included in the Festival Pass and Saturday Pass. If you have a Festival Pass or Saturday Pass (Day Passes will go on sale in January), a ‘plus’ ticket needs to be purchased additionally for the price of €15. Tickets are now on sale via rewirefestival.nl/tickets.
Polarity will, Hopkins says, tether together “the two disparate elements of harsh and fragile in my music.” He explains, “by going between the two, we’ll hopefully create some profound moments of stillness.” Performing his live show in a seated venue will present a fascinating challenge for both performer and audience. “I would say my deepest nature lies in the stillness, the meditative side of my music.”
Rewire will present its tenth festival edition from 3 to 5 April, featuring an extensive programme of interdisciplinary performances, commissioned projects, special collaborations, club nights, talks and screenings.