He has composed a classical eight-hour lullaby that’s appropriately titled ‘SLEEP‘. This piece will be premiered in Berlin this September lasting from midnight to 8 a.m. During this heavenly concert the audience will be lying in beds. Seems like a dream to me and wish I could be there!
You can buy the full eight-hour version digitally on September 4 via Deutsche Grammophon. A one-hour version of the piece will be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally.
What Richter says about it: ‘We spend a third of our lives asleep and it’s always been one of my favourite things, ever since I was a child. … For me, SLEEP is an attempt to see how that space when your conscious mind is on holiday can be a place for music to live.’