Internationally acclaimed composer and performer Max Richter has confirmed fall tour dates across North America, with stops including New York, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Berkeley, Seattle and more. Coming on the heels of sold-out performances of his eight-hour, overnight masterpiece, SLEEP, in Los Angeles (which marked its first-ever outdoor performances, presented by The Music Center in Grand Park), New York and SXSW, these dates will feature music from Richter’s critically lauded album and multimedia project Infra—called “achingly gorgeous” and “an enveloping and moving work” by Pitchfork—and his expansive score for the HBO television series The Leftovers. Richter will be joined for all performances by theAmerican Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and the New York performance coincides with Sudden Departure Day, a key plot element of The Leftovers. See below for tour dates.
In addition to the tour, fall and winter will see the release of several highly anticipated films for which Richter has provided the scores, including the true crime White Boy Rick, directed by Yann Demange and starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Jason Leigh, and the epic historical drama Mary Queen of Scots, directed by Josie Rourke and starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. Additional high profile film projects to be announced soon.
To accompany the recent reissue of Richter’s landmark album, The Blue Notebooks, a short film starring actress Elisabeth Moss set to the track “On The Nature Of Daylight” is streaming online now. Of the collaboration Moss says, “When I was asked to do this project it was a dream come true. My work has been inspired by his music for so many years and not a day goes by on set where I don’t have Max’s music playing in my ears before a take. His music and my acting have gone hand in hand for a long time. So for me the opportunity to act to one of his most prolific pieces was such an incredible honor.”
One of the most influential figures in contemporary music today, Richter is known for his groundbreaking work as a recording artist, composer, pianist and collaborator. His genre-defining solo albums include The Blue Notebooks, Memoryhouse, Songs From Before,Infra, Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works and the eight-hour epic SLEEP, which was recently made available in its entirety on digital streaming platforms and has been streamed more than 90 million times to date. His 2012 record Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons topped the Classical charts in 22 countries.
Richter is also known for his work in feature films and television, with music featured in Damon Lindelof’s HBO series The Leftovers; Hostiles, directed by Scott Cooper; Miss Sloane, directed by John Madden; Black Mirror’s “Nosedive,” directed by Joe Wright; and Taboo for Tom Hardy, which earned him an Emmy nomination. “On The Nature Of Daylight” is also used as the opening and end theme in Denis Villeneuve’s Oscar-winning film Arrival.
He has also written for ballet and opera, with recent projects including INFRA and Woolf Works for The Royal Ballet in London, and Exiles for the Dutch Nederlands Dans Theater.