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Max Richter can sleep at night. Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter

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He just puts his head on the pillow and it's lights out. 

"Sleep is probably my favorite activity," he tells The Hollywood Reporter, a statement that is not shocking, considering how easily it happens for him. On July 27–28, he's hoping that it comes just as seamlessly for hundreds of Angelenos. Richter, a composer known for his work on HBO's The Leftovers, is bringing his 8-hour-long "Sleep" concert piece to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles in what will mark the traveling show's first-ever outdoor performance following outings in New York and Austin, Texas, during SXSW. 

Presented by The Music Center, the show will begin at 10:30 p.m. and finish at 6:30 a.m., with audience members lying flat during the performance on strategically placed twin beds. THR spoke to Richter on the phone from London to find out how he adjusts his own sleeping patterns prior to the show, where "Sleep" goes from here and why sushi is so important to the production. 

READ THE Hollywood Reporter Q&A