Max Richter has released a short film entitled On the Nature of Daylight ahead of the reissue of his pioneering work The Blue Notebooks, originally released in 2004, and now slated for a re-release featuring new bonus tracks as part of a 'Super Deluxe' edition, due out June 29th via Deutsche Grammophon.
Filmed in Toronto in March of 2018 and starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss, the six-and-a-half minute short is intended to serve as an accompaniment to The Blue Notebooks and is available to stream below. Richter describes it as a response to themes raised by his 2004 compositions, calling them “a meditation on violence and its repercussions, inspired both by the Iraq war – which was looming – and my own experiences". He also talks in the reissue’s liner notes of how, as “a very sensitive child, I reacted to the violence around me by internalising everything. I closed all the shutters, built up walls, became as perfect as I could be.”
Stream On the Nature of Daylight HERE.