Max Richter Ensemble
Thursday 19 May
Hailed as the most influential composer of his generation, British electro-acoustic artist Max Richter is inspired equally by Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica. Richter’s sonic world blends a formal classical training with modern technology, with work including scores for the award-winning film Waltz with Bashir and Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island.
Richter and his ensemble will perform selections From SLEEP, his landmark work scored for piano, strings, electronics and voice, which was broadcast as part of BBC Radio 3’s Why Music?. Described by Richter as his ‘personal lullaby for a frenetic world,’ don’t miss an astounding night from this leading contemporary classical artist. The first half will feature a performance of The Blue Notebooks, which Pitchfork described as 'a gigantic beacon for composers searching for ways to introduce dance music's visceral qualities into the classical sphere.
SHOW BEGINS AT 8PM, STRICTLY NO LATECOMERS.
‘overwhelming emotional power’ Time Out
‘languorously transcendent’ The Guardian
Pre show talk with Max Richter, 6.30pm (free but places are limited, please book with Box Office)
Performance runs: approx. 160 mins (plus interval)