Earlier this year, German-born British composer Max Richter released his score for the narrative dance piece entitled Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works on Deutsche Grammophon. The pieces were initially scored to accompany the choreography of Wayne McGregor that are based on three of Virginia Woolf’s novels (Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves), but after seeing him perform and speak about these pieces earlier this year in Berlin, it was made clear that Richter penned these not only with the choreography in mind but also telling the stories Virginia Woolf did through his music using the lenses of time and memory.
Richter has released a new video to accompany the piece ‘Modular Astronomy’ that was scored for Woolf’s Orlando. The video was directed by Mark Nunneley at the Babelsberg Studios outside of Berlin and features time-lapse cloud formations and vast cloudscapes in black and white.
We were among the lucky attendees at Säälchen when Richter performed last month. If you weren’t so fortunate, check out the video below and pray to the ambient gods that he plays Berlin again soon.