Max Richter Invites You to SLEEP over with all of LA

by Intern Flaunt

Producing groundbreaking work as a recording artist, composer, pianist, and collaborator - Max Richter stands as one of the most influential figures on the contemporary music scene. He is best known for his genre-defining solo albums The Blue Notebooks, Memoryhouse, Songs from Before, Infra, Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works and the eight-hour epic SLEEP.

After consulting with notorious American neuroscientist David Eagleman on how the human brain functions during sleep, Richter composed what he describes as a “personal lullaby for a frenetic world” and “a manifesto for a slower pace of existence.” Originally released on Deutsche Grammphon in 2015, SLEEP was made available on March 16, 2018 in its entirety for the first time on digital streaming partners. It since has been streamed more than 70 million times.

 

 Image by Rahi Rezvan

Image by Rahi Rezvan

The Music Center will be hosting the performance on both Friday and Saturday night, the 27th and 28th of July, at Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles. The eight hour showing will run from 10:30pm - 6:30pm. To witness from the main performance area (Sections A and B) tickets are $60 and $80, inclusive of a cot and reserved space. To witness for free, there will also be a public listening area (Section C) at Grand Park’s Event Lawn. Tickets are still required for entry to the public listening area but are free of charge if purchased at the box office. If purchased in advance, a $6 handling fee will be charged.

This will be the first outdoor performance of SLEEP, and what better way to observe such a piece than to watch it over night?

Written by Taylor Donley