“Revisiting the material now is a nice way to discover what it means to me, in this moment, in 2023.” - Max Richter.
The original thing which made us want to make this piece was a sense of being oversaturated - with data, with information - overstimulated… All of that is just worse now, there’s more of the same - much more of the same - and that makes the piece continually relevant.” - Max Richter.
Max Richter releases SLEEP: Tranquility Base, a thirty minute EP of new SLEEP music ahead of World Sleep Day on March 17th. Remixes will come from electronic musician Kelly Lee Owens and German sound artist Alva Noto.
Richter returns to his celebrated eight-hour magnum opus SLEEP with this new EP which offers a glimpse into the original material from a more electronic standpoint. ‘Tranquility Base’ is the site on the Moon where, in July 1969, humans landed and walked on a celestial body other than Earth for the first time. With this in mind, the EP stands as a vessel to disconnect and travel through the body of work allowing art to hopefully provide something similar to peace within ourselves.