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Max Richter debuts 'On The Nature Of Daylight' video from 'The Blue Notebooks' / STEREOGUM

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Last month contemporary classical composer Max Richter re-released his acclaimed sophomore album The Blue Notebooks in celebration of its 15th anniversary, and a new Super Deluxe expanded edition is out at the end of this month via Deutsche Grammophon. In its inception, the album was a protest of the Iraq War that saw Richter, like many, using music as an externalized meditation on violence. The Blue Notebooks was and still is a delicate space for reflection.

Today, Richter is debuting the George Belfield-directed video for one of the album's most well-known and compelling songs "On The Nature Of Daylight." Its slow-moving, cinematic nature has no doubt contributed to the track's extensive use in films such as Shutter Island, Stranger Than Fiction, and most prominently 2016's Arrival.

The video stars The Handmaid's Tale and Mad Men actress Elisabeth Moss, who shared a statement explaining that she regularly listens to Richter's music before shoots to get herself in the zone:

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