MAX RICHTER - THREE WORLDS: MUSIC FROM WOOLF WORKS

I can call Max Richter a great influence for me & my work with scents. His music is so beautiful, always playing a movie inside my head, creating a kind of blurred images, and warm, sometimes melancholic moods.

He will release a new album on Deutsche Grammophon on Jan. 27th. 

Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works, as the name suggests, draws from Richter's score for Woolf Works, a critically acclaimed three-act Royal Ballet production from Wayne McGregor inspired by the works of the influential English writer Virginia Woolf. Described as featuring "a vast palette of sounds—from solo instrumental and orchestral episodes to electronic textures and music for wordless soprano," the score makes use of themes from three of Woolf's novels, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves.

It also employs a rare 1937 BBC recording of Woolf reading an essay called "Craftsmanship," reportedly the only surviving recording of Woolf's voice, along with the farewell note she left her husband before committing suicide in 1941, which is read by Gillian Anderson.

Richter also just launched his own label, StudioRichter, with a 12-inch version of "On The Nature Of Daylight," a piece that recently served as the opening and closing theme for the science-fiction film Arrival.