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Max Richter To Play Eight-Hour Composition Live On BBC Radio 3 | Music News

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Imagine listening to eight hours of the same, gentle song non-stop. No disrespect to the composer but, wouldn’t you be tempted to fall asleep? That is exactly Max Richter’s intention with his composition: “Sleep”, an “eight-hour lullaby”.

 

The British composer is absolutely fascinated with the idea of sleep and regards “sleeping and being asleep [as] one of my favorite activities”, so it’s no surprise that he combined two of his passions: sleep and music. Additionally, he wants to provide a service to those who find difficulty in drifting off. “I’m very fortunate in being able to get a good night’s sleep, many are not. What I wanted to do is to provide a landscape or a musical place where people could actually fall asleep”, he said in an interview with NPR.

 

To purchase a one hour version of “Sleep”, or the entire eight hours, click here. It will also be performed live on BBC Radio 3 from September 26 (midnight) to September 27 (8 am). You can also watch the teaser trailer for the song below.

 

 

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Shanade McConney

Shanade McConney

A keen writer with a BA in Creative Writing and a strong passion for rock and electronic, Shanade is eager to combine writing with her love for music. In 2004, she attended Reading Festival (affectionately dubbed 'Reading Rock' as a teen) and has been a fan of live shows ever since. Music inspires her, whether it's writing about it or listening to it as she writes.
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