On Voices – a Conversation with Max Richter and Yulia Mahr
Max Richter, a proponent of the neo-classical movement, has written seminal works for symphony orchestras, theatre, ballet, cinema ("Waltz with Bashir", "Ad Astra") and television ("Black Mirror"). His album "The Blue Notebooks" (2004) was hailed by The Guardian as one of the most important compositions of this century. "Voices" has received widespread acclaim, and will be the subject of a feature film created by director Yulia Mahr. Max Richter and Yulia Mahr will discuss the genesis of "Voices" and its profound meaning. For Richter, the Declaration should be considered as a “likely unattainable horizon, from which we must nevertheless draw in order to progress". He stresses the importance of finding a new language, for which artists are indispensable. How should we approach this fundamental text? How can we revitalise it? A conversation during which Max Richter and Yulia Mahr will present previously unseen film footage from the recording sessions of "Voices" or the concert given at the Barbican in London.
© Photo Mike Terry
Sunday 14 March
The conversation will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
Co-presented with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations (OHCHR)
Max Richter Pianist, composer, author of the album Voices
Yulia Mahr Filmmaker, producer
Davide Rodogno International History Professor, Graduate Institute