Max Richter: Exiles

August 19, 2021, 9:00 am

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Prolific and pioneering composer Max Richter releases his work Exiles on a new album of the same name on Deutsche Grammophon. The title piece features alongside expansive re-imaginings of other works by Richter. Profoundly moved by the tragedy of the migrant crisis, Richter chose to channel his compassion into a piece for Nederlands Dans Theater. His ballet score Exiles grew from a conversation with the Dutch company’s resident choreographers Sol León and Paul Lightfoot. Richter says, “Reflecting on contemporary society, I decided to make a work on the universal subject of journeys … Many of us are lucky enough to be able to influence where we are going, but for an increasing number there are very few choices: the physical journey is a necessity in order for the journey forward through time to continue at all.”