Max Richter: South Facing
The Max Richter Ensemble play their only British show this year, opening with his classic work Infra and featuring his acclaimed new work Voices - a collaboration between Max Richter and Yulia Mahr. The Max Richter Ensemble is conducted by Robert Ziegler , with Grace Davidson soprano, Mari Samuelsen violin and the choir Tenebrae.
VOICES is a major work created by Max Richter and his artistic partner Yulia Mahr, featuring text adapted from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At the heart of VOICES is a profound sense of global community, born out of Richter’s career-long view of music as activism and his desire to unite audiences worldwide.
Described by Richter as “a place to think”, VOICES was a response to our tempestuous political climate and the enduring need for compassion. VOICES opens with a 1949 recording of Eleanor Roosevelt reading the Declaration and includes excerpts read by a global community of 70 voices.
INFRA is Max Richter's musical response to the London 07/07 terror attacks, also inspired by T.S Eliot’s modernist poem 'The Waste Land'. Originally a cult classic on Fat Cat, INFRA was recently reissued by Deutsche Grammophon.