Music Mondays: The Blue Notebooks

“Everyone carries a room about inside them. This fact can be proved by means of the sense of hearing. If someone walks fast and one pricks up one’s ears and listens, say at night, when everything round about is quiet, one hears, for instance, the rattling of a mirror not quite firmly fastened to the wall.” – Max Richter

This is an album by Max Richter that was released in 2014 it is composed of twelve songs and is forty-seven minutes long. Although the album itself might not ring a bell I can almost guarantee you have heard the song ‘On The Nature Of Daylight’ with over fifty million plays on Spotify alone it is an understatement to say it is popular. Although I am pretty sure the majority of the plays are from contemporary dancers/choreographers.

His music is blunt, but not in a bad way it hits right to your core and is able to teach you lessons in areas you didn’t know you needed teaching. He mixes the classical and the contemporary with such ease that it makes you wonder why it cannot be done all the time.

Richter’s music is often featured in movies and shows due to his ability to express emotions through instruments. There is something so vulnerable yet strengthening and powerful that you can feel through the songs. This has lead to Grammy and EMMY nominations and a plethora of other honors.

To put it simply, this is magic.

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