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Angelenos can do some unique California dreaming this summer, as acclaimed minimalist Max Richter will bring his massive eight-hour "lullaby" Sleep to Grand Park for two overnight concerts. Attendees can reserve one of 560 cots to experience this massive work under the stars on July 27th and July 28th. Though Richter and various ensembles have staged Sleep with beds in London, Berlin, Paris, Sydney, Austin and New York, these two nights – with American Contemporary Music Ensemble and soprano Grace Davidson – will be its largest stagings and first outdoor performances. "Even the biggest buildings can only accommodate a few hundred beds," Richter tells Rolling Stone. "So, this is us trying to sort of connect it into ... like a normal concert-size audience.

Tickets to the Los Angeles performances of Sleep are on sale at musiccenter.org. There will also be tickets to a cot-free "listening area" available for a $6 fee online or free at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office.  PHOTO: Mike Terry

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