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RICHTER, MAX

From Sleep (Reissue)

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4795258
SKU:
771373
PLU: 28947952589

Acclaimed British composer Max Richter is about to make history, with a ground-breaking piece of work – the longest single piece of music ever recorded! His new album 'Sleep' is an eight-hour Lullaby. An exploration of music, consciousness and human connectivity – and is actually intended to send the listener to sleep.

This CD album 'From Sleep' contains a 1hour version of the 8-hour work.

Acclaimed British composer Max Richter is about to make history, with a ground-breaking piece of work – the longest single piece of music ever recorded! His new album 'Sleep' is an eight-hour Lullaby. An exploration of music, consciousness and human connectivity – and is actually intended to send the listener to sleep.

This CD album 'From Sleep' contains a 1hour version of the 8-hour work.

Format - CD
Genre - Classical
Release Date - 04/09/15

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Acclaimed British composer Max Richter is about to make history, with a ground-breaking piece of work – the longest single piece of music ever recorded! His new album 'Sleep' is an eight-hour Lullaby. An exploration of music, consciousness and human connectivity – and is actually intended to send the listener to sleep.

This CD album 'From Sleep' contains a 1hour version of the 8-hour work.

The landmark work is played on piano, strings, with subtle electronic touches and vocals – but no words.

"It's my personal lullaby for a frenetic world. A manifesto for a slower pace of existence. It would be great if people were to start playing it while they are getting ready for bed, so that they hear it in their sleep" – Max Richter

Richter came up with the idea as he has always been fascinated by the process of sleep. "As a child, it was my absolute favourite activity. I often think of composing as a daydreaming activity and, if I could, I would sleep for 23 hours a day! It's one of the most important things we all do and for me it's almost like a religion."

During his preparations, Richter consulted the eminent American neuroscientist David Eagleman, in order to understand the mechanisms of the sleeping mind, and the ways in which music can interact with them, which has directly influenced the composer's writing.

Richter describes it as an "investigation" into the process of sleep. "It's really an experiment to try and understand how we experience music in different states of consciousness – awake and asleep – and ask whether different people hear it in different ways. For me, this piece of music is an attempt to see how that space where your conscious mind is on holiday can be a place for music to live."

"The dream state is like you have switched the whole factory over, but there is still this window to the senses, so that the things you are hearing can get incorporated into your dream, and we have all had this experience when, for example your alarm clock goes off and it becomes part of your dream narrative" – David Eagleman in conversation with Max Richter

"You could say that the short one is meant to be *listened to*, and the long one is meant to be *heard* while sleeping," says Richter, who describes the one-hour version as "a different trip through the same landscape."

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistRICHTER, MAX
LabelDeutsche Grammophon
Music GenreClassical
Music Genre PrimaryClassical

CD

  • 1. Richter: Dream 3 (In The Midst Of My Life)
  • 2. Richter: Path 5 (Delta)
  • 3. Richter: Space 11 (Invisible Pages Over)
  • 4. Richter: Dream 13 (Minus Even)
  • 5. Richter: Space 21 (Petrichor)
  • 6. Richter: Path 19 (Yet Frailest)
  • 7. Richter: Dream 8 (Late And Soon)
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