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A slumber inducing musical escape is set for LA's Grand Park / Forbes

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SLEEP is an overnight performance which will take place this Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 in Grand Park. Hundreds of cots will be placed in the gathering space to witness a show which spans a total of eight hours beginning at 10:30 pm and ending at 6:30 am. Guests will be treated to a relaxation-inducing score made up of pianos, string quintets, electronics and vocals so entrancing that you will likely catch some shuteye without even thinking about. "Audiences seem to find their own way to make the trip through the night," says composer Max Richter. "Some sleep the whole time, some listen all the way through, most people do a bit of both - there are no rules."

During SLEEP the audience will be treated to a gigantic set of shifting vocal and instrumental elements. The performance taps into our most childlike state which allows us to return to our human fundamentals. "I have mirrored the spectrum that the unborn baby hears inside the womb - so just as the mother's body filters all the high frequencies for the child, SLEEP has a "womb-like" spectrum. To me this connects in quite a natural way the poetic dimension of sleeping," says Richter.

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