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Max Richter is 'What's New' on Radio Purdue

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Moms and composers have calmed listeners for centuries. Singing, lilting melodies…even inducing sleep – on purpose! Most composers write a lullaby, and may or may not believe you might fall asleep while listening. We'll hear from a composer who wrote a work with the express intention for the audience to sleep! Ahead Max Richter's Sleep, plus more of his music for the stage and screen on this episode of What's New.

"Inspired equally by The Beatles and Bach, punk rock and ambient electronica", composer Max Richter mixes "baroque beauty with minimalist methodology, classical orchestration with modern technology." His body of work encompassing concert music, operas, ballets, art and video installations, multiple film, theater and television scores plus solo albums incorporating poetry and literature!

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