Max Richter Announces New Album ‘In A Landscape’

Composer Max Richter has announced the forthcoming release of his new album, In A Landscape, as well debuting the record’s first single, the softly swelling pastoral piece “Movement, Before All Flowers.”

Richter approached this work as a revisitation of themes first explored 20 years ago on his second album, The Blue Notebooks. “For me, the music on the record is about connecting or reconciling polarities,” Richter says in a statement on the news. “The electronics with the acoustic instruments, the natural world with the human world, and the big ideas of life with the personal and intimate. This is a dynamic I started to explore in my 2004 record The Blue Notebooks, and the new project shares many of that album’s concerns; in a way this record is another look at the themes of the earlier work, but from the perspective of our world and our lives in 2024.” The world has shifted dramatically in the two decades since The Blue Notebooks were written – in part as a response to the Iraq War – but the necessity of musical connection remains as needed as ever.

Richter will launch a world tour behind the album on Sept. 7 during the multidisciplinary arts festival La Bâtie in Geneva, Switzerland which will continue through the spring of 2025.

Order Max Richter’s In a Landscape now.

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