Genre: Alternative / Ambient / Classical
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Last Login: 4/10/2013
Member Since 3/1/2006
Record Label FatCat
Type of Label Indie
BioCo-founder of the contemporary classical ensemble Piano Circus, Max spent ten years with the group, commissioning and performing works by artists including Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Brian Eno and Steve Reich and releasing five CD's on the Decca/Argo label. In 2008, Max was commissioned to write the music for Infra, Wayne McGregor's dance work that was performed at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Due to demand, the production returned to the ROH in February 2010. .. As Max Richter he has released 4 albums, Memoryhouse (recorded in 2002, music from the album is featured on the soundtrack of Martin Scorcese's new film, Shutter Island), The Blue Notebooks (2004), Songs From Before (2006), and 24 Postcards In Full Colour (2008). .. In 2007, Max scored Waltz With Bashir, an animated documentary by Ari Folman that was nominated for the 2008 Palme d'or and has featured in many critic's best of year lists for 2008. Having recently completed work on Womb, directed by Benedek Fliegauf, starring Eva Green, and My Trip To Al Qaeda, directed by Alex Gibney based on Lawrence Wright's play, Max is currently working on The Last Word, directed by David MacKenzie, starring Ewan McGregor.
InfluencesHenry Purcell, Sigur Ros, Arvo Part, Philip Glass, Rachel's, Gesualdo, Schubert, 33.3, Boards Of Canada, WG Sebald, Schumann, A Silver Mount Zion, Robert Frank, John Cage, John Dunstable, Murcof, Brad Mehldau, Czeslaw Milosz, Anton Webern, Walter Benjamin, Iannis Xenakis