Alum Daniel Lopatin 00F Profiled in “The New Yorker” for His Work as Oneohtrix Point Never

Lopatin studied music at Hampshire, where he started writing songs with a sampler, his dad’s Roland, and a PC. His Div III was titled, “Punkaudio Pastoral.”

"If somebody had a nominal interest in living their life in a non-conformist way, I was interested,” he told Amanda Petrusich for The New Yorker when discussing his younger self.

Lopatin created “emotionally haunted” compositions with computers, synthesizer, and other digital noise that made him highly-respected in electronic-music circles. Today, his personal output, as well as collaborations with artists like the Weeknd, FKA Twigs, Rosalía, and Nine Inch Nails, among others, plus his work on acclaimed film scores like Uncut Gems, for which he wrote the score, have cemented his status as an icon within the music industry at large.

Lopatin’s most recent work, his tenth album Again, showcases his unique ability to intertwine emotions with electronic soundscapes. The video for the album's first single, "A Barely Lit Path," directed by French artist Freeka Tet, tackles themes of sentience, life, and choice.

“It’s hard to think of another contemporary musician who addresses the experience of hyper-modernity — of living and dying on the Internet — with the same precision or compassion. Lopatin has found a way to make the fragmented experience of our present era not just beautiful but true,” writes Petrusich.

Read Lopatin’s profile in The New Yorker.

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