Performance Concert

Max Richter - Sleep

Une expérience inédite de huit heures à vivre allongé dans un lit - Concert joué en direct

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 — 11:00pm
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
The Berlin-based composer takes the listener on an unprecedented journey of eight hours — something to be listened to from your bed! With Sleep, Max Richter pushes the boundaries of post-minimalism and questions music lovers’ consciousness.


Important information about the Sleep performance:
(Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie)

     • What do I need to bring?

Your ticket gives you access to an unnumbered mattress. Your bed will not be made up: you need to bring your own sheets, pillow, duvet, sleeping bag, or other bedding.

A cloak room will be available at the Philharmonie, but not a specific changing area. Please arrive in your nightwear or change in the lavatories.

You will be given a small bottle of water (50cl) at the entrance to the concert hall. No food or beverages (other than the bottle of water provided) are allowed inside the concert hall.

The café-bar 2 Ouest - Philharmonie (2nd floor) will open until 1am, with a selection of snacks and drinks on offer.

     • How will the evening proceed?

All spectators are invited to come to the Philharmonie’s Grande salle Pierre Boulez before the concert for a presentation of the performance by Max Richter.

10.30pm: doors open to the foyer / ticket counter opens / doors open to the Grande salle Pierre Boulez

11pm: presentation of the project by Max Richter, then spectators proceed to their beds in the various viewing areas.

Midnight - 8am: concert. Important:
- It is imperative to arrive before the concert begins;
- Your ticket gives you access only to the area corresponding to your ticket; moving between different areas is not allowed.

8am - 9am: free breakfast for all spectators at the Philharmonie.

     • Other important information:

Please be respectful of the Sleep performance while it is underway, and take care not to disrupt the sleep of the people around you.
Use of your mobile phone must not disturb the performance. Please shut off your phone or make sure it is in silent mode. Photos and videos are strictly prohibited.
Camping equipment is not allowed in the concert hall; please bring only bedding!
Due to the security measures in place, agents will check bags at the entrance. Any unauthorized object(s) will be confiscated.
If you suffer from a sleep disorder, or for any other information, please contact us at

The recommended minimum age for this concert is 12 years.

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Philharmonie de Paris would like to thank Simba mattresses for their support for Sleep, the concert-performance by Max Richter on the night of 18 to 19 November 2017. Spectators with tickets to the Pierre Boulez symphonic concert hall will have the most comfortable listening conditions, lying on Simba mattresses from 11pm to 8am the next morning. After the concert, the mattresses will be donated to the Emmaüs association.

Linked events

Café musique

Café musique : Max Richter

Séance ponctuelle — 19/11/2017 - 11h00