Max Richter

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Max Richter

German-born British composer add

Category: Music

Born in 1966.

Countries: United Kingdom (56%), United States (22%), Australia (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Wayne McGregor, Robert Wyatt, Vashti Bunyan

Linked to: University of Edinburgh, Britten Sinfonia, Argo Records, Decca Records




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Max Richter was born in 1966 add something


In 1996, Max collaborated with Future Sound of London on their album "Dead Cities", beginning as a pianist, but ultimately working on several tracks, as well as co-writing one track add something


In 2000, Richter worked with Mercury Prize winner Roni Size on the Reprazent album "In the Mode" add something


In 2002, Richter released his solo debut "Memoryhouse", an experimental album of "documentary music" recorded with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, which explores real and imaginary stories and histories add something


Richter produced Vashti Bunyan's 2005 album "Lookaftering" and Kelli Ali's 2008 album "Rocking Horse" add something


In 2006, he released his third solo album, "Songs from Before", which features Robert Wyatt reading texts by Haruki Murakami add something


Max Richter composed music for the independent feature film "Henry May Long", starring Randy Sharp and Brian Barnhart, back in 2008 add something


Richter released his fourth solo album "24 Postcards in Full Colour", a collection of 24 classically-composed miniatures for ringtones, in 2008 add something


The production was staged at the Royal Opera House in London in 2008 add something


The album went out of print several years later, but was re-released in 2009 add something


In 2010, Dinah Washington's "This Bitter Earth" was remixed with Richter's "On the Nature of Daylight" for the Martin Scorsese film "Shutter Island" add something


Richter's 2010 album, "Infra", is an extension of his 25-minute score for a ballet choreographed by Wayne McGregor which was staged at the Royal Opera House add something


In July 2010, "On The Nature Of Daylight" and "Vladimir's Blues" featured throughout the BBC Two two-part drama "Dive", which was co-written by Bafta award winning Dominic Savage and Simon Stevens add something


In 2011, Richter composed a chamber opera based on neuroscientist David Eagelman's book "Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives" add something


Royal Opera House - The opera was choreographed by Wayne McGregor and premiered at the Royal Opera House's Linbury Studio Theatre in 2012 add something


In 2012 he composed the scores for Cate Shortland's 2012 Australian-German war thriller "Lore" and "Disconnect", directed by Henry Alex Rubin add something


In 2012/13, Richter contributed music to The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming add something


The track, "November", from the same album, was featured in the international trailer for Terrence Malick's 2012 film, "To the Wonder", and in the trailer for Clint Eastwood's 2011 film, "J. Edgar" add something


The same track was later used in the teaser trailer for the 2014 film "Need for Speed" add something


Memoryhouse was first played live by Richter at the barbican centre on January 24, 2014 to coincide with a vinyl re-release of the album add something


It has been announced that Richter will score the new HBO series The Leftovers created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, to be premiered in June 2014 add something


The piece was performed in full on 27 September 2015 from midnight to 8:00 am as the climax of the BBC Radio 3 "Science and Music" weekend add something


In 2016, Richter composed the score to "Nosedive", an episode of Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror add something


He composed all the music in BBC One's drama "Taboo" which was broadcast in January and February 2017 add something


In November 2017 'Sleep' will be played at the Philharmonie de Paris add something


In 2018, Richter composed music for the films "Hostiles" by Scott Cooper starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, "White Boy Rick" starring Matthew McConaughey, the German film " Never Look Away" and "Mary Queen of Scots" starring Margot Robbie add something


Soundtrack album released on October 5, 2018 add something


Soundtrack album released on December 7, 2018 add something