Sleep is designed to put the listener to, um, sleep.
If you find it hard to switch off at night Max Richter might just have the answer; an “8 hour lullaby,” which is designed to be “slept through.” according to its composer.
Sleep will be premiered this September in Berlin at a concert lasting from 12PM to 8AM where the audience will be given beds instead of seats.
The song will also be available in a shorter version called From Sleep which will last for one hour. “You could say that the short one is meant to be listened to and the long one is meant to be heard while sleeping,” said Richter, describing the one hour version as “a series of windows opening into the big piece”.
Richter apparently composed the piece in conjunction with renowned American neuroscientist David Eagleman and has called the piece “an attempt to see how that space when your conscious mind is on holiday can be a place for music to live.”
Watch the teaser trailer above.