90 Minutes of Sleep at IMAX

An audio-visual meditation presented in person with an introduction by Max Richter. Immerse yourself on Sunday morning with SLEEP.

In March 2023 Max recorded a ninety minute section of the eight hour SLEEP cycle with a live ensemble at Oxfordshire-based Studio Richter Mahr.  This event is an opportunity to hear that music for the first time in the completely immersive and enveloping 12.1 surround sound of the BFI IMAX with a connected visual experience.

VOICES + Free & Equal Vol. 2

In this double bill charity concert, experience some of the best contemporary composition in the UK, and reflect on the meaning of Human Rights.

Studio Richter Mahr commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in this special charity event raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières.

Max Richter and his ensemble perform VOICES. Featuring readings from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the piece is performed on radically reimagined orchestration dominated by the low frequencies of basses and cellos.

Opening the concert, a special guest pianist will perform pieces from Free & Equal Vol. 2. Curated by BBC Radio 3’s Elizabeth Alker, Free & Equal Vol.2 features pieces from exciting contemporary composers arranged for piano.

Sign up here for access to the presale on Thursday 13th July.

Buy tickets for the concert here

Listen to Free & Equal Vol. 1 on Bandcamp here.

Tilda Swinton joins Max at UK festivals

Having first worked together on Max’s second album, The Blue Notesbooks, 20 years ago, Oscar winning-actor Tilda Swinton joined Max and his ensemble on stage at Glastonbury Festival to perform the record live together for the first time.

Fresh from this performance, Tilda joins Max at Bluedot Festival on 20th July, performing in front of the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank.

Reading from The Universal Declaration of Human Rights during VOICES, this is her first ever performance of this work.

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