On The Nature Of Daylight – Music From The Film 'Arrival'
an exceptionally beautiful piece that’s perhaps richter’s most accessible & intensely emotive, its quintet & full string orchestra versions now gathered side-by-side for the first time, to our immense pleasure.
“When I wrote ‘On The Nature Of Daylight’ in 2003 I conceived it as the opening of my upcoming record, ‘The Blue Notebooks’. At that time (as now) I was troubled by the political & humanitarian circumstances of the Iraq war &, like most of us, felt powerless to do anything; ‘The Blue Notebooks’ was a protest record. ‘On The Nature Of Daylight’ is also a reflection on my own childhood, & that fantasy space that children sometimes retreat into - an alternate reality of safety, quiet & sanity. Denis Villeneuve called me & described the integral nature of ‘On The Nature Of Daylight’ to the architecture of ‘Arrival’ - it starts & ends the film - &, as he described the film I was drawn into his powerful world. So, in the end it was an easy decision.” - Max Richter