Max Richter

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Hailed as the most influential composer of his generation, Max Richter is a pioneering force in the contemporary music scene. Max recently opened SXSW festival with his ground-breaking eight-hour album SLEEP and has also earned Bafta and Emmy nominations for his work for the BBC drama Taboo.

Over the years, Richter has become best known for his genre-defining and highly influential solo albums, but his prolific output also encompasses concert music, operas, ballets, art and video installations, and multiple film, theatre and television scores. His music can be heard in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Ari Folman’s award-winning Waltz with Bashir, Oscar-winning sci-fi film Arrival, as well as Charlie Brooker’s TV show Black Mirror and HBO’s The Leftovers.

Richter’s album, Three Worlds: music from Woolf Works, has enjoyed huge success following his collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor on the award-winning ballet Woolf Works  – described by the Observer as “a compellingly moving experience”. Most recently, Richter announced a reissue of his masterpiece, The Blue Notebooks, for the album’s 15th anniversary via Deutsche Grammophon.

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