Max Richter announces new album & world tour, shares “Movement, Before All Flowers”

Composer and purposeful sleep-inducer Max Richter has announced his new album and a world tour. In A Landscape will be out September 6 via Decca. It’s the first record he’s made at his Studio Richter Mahr, the “minimalist, eco-conscious creative retreat” Richter co-designed with his wife, visual artist Yulia Mahr.

“For me, the music on the record is about connecting or reconciling polarities,” say Richter. “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.”

You can get a preview of In a Landscape via the very pretty, very Richter-esque “Movement, Before All Flowers” which closes the album. Watch the video below.

As for his tour, Max will be performing material from both In a Landscape and The Blue Notebooks, accompanied in North America by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME). That tour doesn’t hit North America till spring 2025 and the NYC date is at BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House on May 3.

Tickets for North American shows go on sale Thursday, June 6 at 10 AM local time, with presales starting June 4 at 10 AM local. All dates are listed below.

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In a Landscape
They Will Shade Us With Our Wings
Life Study I
A Colour Field (Holocene)
Life Study II
And Some Will Fall
Life Study III
The Poetry of Earth (Geophony)
Life Study IV
Only Silent Words
Life Study V
Late and Soon
Life Study VI
Life Study VII
A time mirror (Biophony)
Life Study VIII
Love Song (after JE)
Life Study IX
Movement, Before All Flowers

Max Richter 2024 / 2025 World Tour Dates:
Sat 07/09/24 – Geneva, Switzerland – La Bâtie-Festival de Genève
Mon 28/10/24 – Glasgow, UK – Royal Concert Hall
Wed 30/10/24 – Dublin, Ireland – National Concert Hall
Thu 31/10/24 – Dublin, Ireland – National Concert Hall
Mon 04/11/24 – Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
Tue 05/11/24 – Birmingham, UK – Symphony Hall
Wed 06/11/24 – Bristol, UK – Beacon
Fri 08/11/24 – London, UK – Royal Festival Hall
Sat 09/11/24 – London, UK – Royal Festival Hall
Sat 16/11/24 – Paris, France – Philharmonie (Matinee)
Sat 16/11/24 – Paris, France – Philharmonie (Evening Show)
Mon 18/11/24 – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
Fri 22/11/24 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Opera House
Sat 23/11/24 – Stockholm, Sweden – Stockholm Concert Hall
Mon 25/11/24 – Copenhagen, Denmark – DR Koncerthuset
Tue 26/11/24 – Hamberg, Germany – Laeiszhalle
Thu 28/11/24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Royal Theatre Carre
Sun 01/12/24 – Antwerp, Belgium – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Mon 02/12/24 – Wiesbaden, Germany – Kurhaus Wiesbaden
Wed 04/12/24 – Munich, Germany – Isarphilharmonie
Thu 05/12/24 – Luxembourg City, Luxembourg – Philharmonie Luxembourg

Tue 11/02/25 – Brisbane, Australia – QPAC Concert Hall
Sat 15/02/25 – Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
Mon 17/02/25 – Melbourne Australia – Hammer Hall
Fri 21/02/25 – Adelaide, Australia – Town Hall
Sun 23/02/25 – Perth, Australia – Riverside Theatre

Sat 26/04/25 – Boston, MA – Colonial Theatre
Tue 29/04/25 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
Fri 02/05/25 – Washington DC – Kennedy Center
Sat 03/05/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Academy Of Music
Sun 04/05/25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Tue 06/05/25 – Chicago, IL – Symphony Center
Thu 08/05/25 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Fri 09/05/25 – Los Angeles, CA – Walt Disney Concert Hall
Sat 10/05/25 – Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall