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Sounds and Visions with Max Richter

Tom Service introduces music from the opening concert of 'Sounds and Visions' - a weekend devised by composer Max Richter and artist Yulia Mahr and recorded at the Barbican.

Tom Service introduces music from the opening concert of "Sounds and Visions" - a weekend devised by composer Max Richter and artist Yulia Mahr and recorded earlier this month at the Barbican in London. The concert includes Richter's melancholic multimedia work Infra, alongside performances from Jlin.

Infra takes its title from the Latin for the word 'below', and that's what Richter explores in this meditation on the events surrounding the London 7/7 bombings - the world just beneath the surface. Originally composed for a dance work choreographed by Wayne McGregor, it's an examination of the submerged sounds of the everyday, of the unnoticed, the overlooked and the forgotten. Max Richter is joined by the strings of the 12 Ensemble.

2 hours

Music and featured items

  • Max Richter on Sounds and Visions festival

    Duration: 02:18

  • Jlin - Vulnerability

    Duration: 32:57

  • Max Richter's playlist

    Duration: 28:15

  • Sound of the Week with Ipek Gorgun

    Duration: 09:45

  • Max Richter - Infra

    Duration: 41:39

  • Jlin

    Vulnerability

    Performer: Jlin.
  • Max Richter

    Vladimir's Blues

    Performer: Max Richter.
    • DG.
  • Max Richter

    Vladimir's Blues

    Composer: Jlin. Performer: Jlin.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Mind Over Mirrors

    Vermillion Pink

    Composer: Mind Over Mirrors. Ensemble: Mind Over Mirrors.
    • Paradise of Bachelors.
  • Philip Glass

    Étude no. 9

    Performer: Víkingur Ólafsson.
    • DG.
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    An Intention

    Performer: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
    • Western Vinyl.
  • Max Richter

    Infra

    Performer: Max Richter. Ensemble: 12 Ensemble.
  • Luciano Berio

    Azerbaijan Love Song (Folk Songs)

    Conductor: Luciano Berio. Singer: Cathy Berberian. Ensemble: Julliard Ensemble.
    • Berio: Recital I for Cathy, Folk Songs: Cathy Berberian, Luciano Berio.
    • RCA.

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