We’re delighted to be playing with Emmy-nominated composer Max Richter for his debut performance in Wales. The concert is part of Festival of Voice at Wales Millennium Centre.
Max Richter’s work embodies both the rigour of the classical tradition and the experimentalism of contemporary electronica. His music, despite its underlying sophistication, is completely accessible.
The piece being performed is Voices, which was created in collaboration with BAFTA-winning artist and humanitarian, Yulia Mahr. Voices is 56 minutes of music for orchestra, choir, electronics, solo soprano, solo violin and solo piano, released during lockdown in 2020. The orchestra is a radically reimagined ensemble called a “negative orchestra”. As the world has been turned upside down, so have the proportions of this orchestra. It is nearly all basses and cellos.