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BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection present all-night world premiere live broadcast of Max Richter's 8 hour lullaby - SLEEP / NewsonNews

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BBC Radio 3 and Wellcome Collection have announced the world premiere live broadcast of Max Richter's ground-breaking and experimental new composition "SLEEP", to be performed live from Wellcome Collection into the early hours of the morning as part of the Why Music? weekend.

BBC Radio 3 will air the world premiere live broadcast of Max Richter's SLEEP live from Wellcome Collection on from midnight on 26 September to 8am on 27 September.

Composed in consultation with renowned American neuroscientist David Eagleman, the 'lullaby for a frenetic world' is meant to be heard whilst sleeping. Audiences across the UK are invited to hear the broadcast as they sleep whilst the composer experiments to find out what effect hearing music has on our subconscious mind.

Max Richter, pictured, says: "The BBC Radio 3 Why Music? broadcasts from Wellcome Collection neatly sum up what my piece is about. I think of SLEEP as an experiment into how music and the mind can interact in this other state of consciousness, one we all spend decades of our lives completely immersed in, but which is so far rather poorly understood. I consulted with the neuroscientist David Eagleman on how music can relate to the sleep state and have incorporated our conversations in the compositional process of the work."  READ THE FULL NewsonNews STORY

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