High Five: Sleep by Max Richter

Each week Kinderling gives a HIGH FIVE to music, artists, albums and other stuff we think is awesome!

Recently released by Deutsche Grammophon, Richter's composition is the longest single neoclassical piece of music ever recorded, and is intended to be “experienced” while the listener is falling asleep. 



On why he wrote Sleep, Max Richter says: "When I look at my children I wonder where they will find rest. Those moments of being that they used to have as tiny babies, arms outstretched, trusting of the world. I’ve long wanted to write something that might soothe them, so this is my personal lullaby for a frenetic world – a manifesto for a slower pace of existence."



Kinderling will broadcast the full eight hour and thirty minute composition of Sleep, without interruption, beginning at 7pm on Sunday 13 December; repeated each night at the same time until Saturday 19 December.


  1. Track
    1. Dream 1 (before the wind blows it all away)
    Artist
    Max Richter
    Listen
  2. Track
    2. Cassiopeia
    Artist
    Max Richter
    Listen
  3. Track
    3. Path 7676
    Artist
    Max Richter
    Listen
  4. Track
    4. Sublunar
    Artist
    Max Richter
    Listen
  5. Track
    5. Constellation 2
    Artist
    Max Richter
    Listen

Check out our latest High Fives

Takes Ten Tastes by Mr Tim and the Food Detective

Hands up if you like food?! Our High Five this week features all sorts of delicious sounds, it’s Takes Ten Tastes by Mr Tim and the Food Detective. The album…

Kookie by Jumpin’ Jamie

We're celebrating an energetic release, Kookie by Jumpin’ Jamie! Springboarding off the pop punk music that shaped Jamie’s own childhood, they’re inquisitive songs with supportive themes. The album assures kids that…

Strawberry Wind by Jessie Baylin

We're excited to feature the sweet new release by singer/songwriter and mum-of-two, Jessie Baylin! Her first children’s album, Strawberry Wind, is a realistic view of the world for…

Kids Songs by Bounce Patrol

We’re bouncing with excitement for our High Five feature album this week, it’s Kids Songs by Bounce Patrol The group of five are a Youtube sensation, entertaining kids across…

Why Why Why? by Ants Ants Ants

All parents know that kids never tire of asking Why?! This week’s High Five feature album celebrates that intense curiosity in kids, it’s Why Why Why? by Ants Ants Ants

Songs for Sisters and Brothers by Vered

Joyous, complicated, frustrating, loving… these are all words that describe our relationships with siblings. Our High Five feature album Songs for Sisters and Brothers, covers all this and more…