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Jon Hopkins writes and performs his own music, melody-led electronica. He was born and brought up in London and started playing the piano when he was five. By the age of twelve he was studying piano at London's Royal College of Music. He has worked with Coldplay, Imogen Heap, King Creosote, Massive Attack, Chris Coco and Brian Eno, amongst many others. His debut album Opalescent is on Just Music's Absolute Zero imprint. Tracks from the album have featured on major compilations worldwide as well as in films, commercials and TV including HBO's Sex and the City and MTV's Dismissed, Suspect and Surf Girls. Hopkins' second album Contact Note was released on Absolute Zero through Just Music in August 2004. Tracks from this album are featured extensively on the Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeaker promo DVD "A Sound Experience". In April 2008, the independent web label Sounds Asleep released The Fourth State, a single 32 minute long track of "pure ambient" music recorded by Hopkins in 2004. A third album is expected from Hopkins in 2008, a year that has also seen the artist working with Coldplay on their fourth studio album Viva La Vida. Hopkins was commissioned by multi-award-winning Wayne McGregor ? renowned for his fierce, physically-testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations ? to compose music for Entity, the latest production for McGregor's "Random Dance" troupe. Entity was performed live at Sadler's Wells in April 2008, and will later tour around Europe.