EXILES features orchestral versions of songs from stage and screen, performed by the Baltic Sea Philharmonic, conducted by Kristjan Järvi.
The 33-minute title track from Sol León & Paul Lightfoot’s ballet Singulière Odyssée, was recorded in Tallinn in 2019 and features alongside new versions of tracks from Max’s catalogue.
These recordings are new trips through existing material – mostly – and they are large orchestral versions of chamber music or smaller formation recordings
For instance, ‘On the Nature of Daylight’ is normally 5 strings so now it’s 65 – 70 strings so it has a different texture, a different energy, a different kind of sonic fingerprint. A lot of the music on the record is larger versions of these tiny pieces.
Then there’s ‘Exiles’ itself and ‘Flowers of Herself’, the two pieces which are brand new recordings. Those are both orchestral pieces so they’re written for that big canvas.
EXILES is available to stream or buy here: https://dg.lnk.to/exiles
Painting by Yulia Mahr
EXILES (from Sol León & Paul Lightfoot’s ballet Singulière Odyssée)
THE HAUNTED OCEAN (from the film WALTZ WITH BASHIR)
INFRA 5 (from Wayne McGregor’s ballet INFRA)
FLOWERS OF HERSELF (from WOOLF WORKS)
ON THE NATURE OF DAYLIGHT (from THE BLUE NOTEBOOKS)
SUNLIGHT (from SONGS FROM BEFORE)
Learn more about the project in a series of interviews on Max’s YouTube channel here.