The concept for the 2008 album Infra (Latin for ‘below’) is a comment on contemporary political issues with roots in the literary canon. Infra was written as a reaction to the 2005 ‘7/7’ subway bombings in London and was inspired by T.S. Eliot’s modernist poem, The Waste Land. It was originally composed for the highly acclaimed eponymous Royal Opera House ballet production, choreographed by Wayne McGregor and premiering in 2008. The piece reveals an emotive journey across oscillating individual and societal landscapes.
‘… so ruthlessly emotive it could be used as a sonic weapon.’
‘….some of Richter’s very best work.’