Max Richter

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Created on: 7 Dec 2004
A group for people who love Max Richter's solo works (The Blue Notebooks, Memoryhouse, Songs from Before)

Max Richter...

Born in 1966, Max Richter trained in composition and piano at Edinburgh University, at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Luciano Berio in Florence. The Richter family moved to the UK from Germany when Max was a young child, leaving the wider part of his family distributed around Germany. This sense of a lack of roots had an effect on his musical formation.

On completing his studies, Richter co-founded the immensely successful contemporary classical ensemble Piano Circus, where he stayed for ten years, commissioning and performing works by Arvo Pärt, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe and Steve Reich. Richter was also pro-active in developing the group’s use of live sampling.

In 1996 he worked closely with The Future Sound of London on their release ‘Dead Cities’. Initially involved as a pianist, he ended up co-writing a track (which they subsequently titled ‘Max’). Following this, Richter collaborated with FSOL over a two-year period on the album ‘The Isness’, with his input ranging from programming or piano playing to arranging, mixing, co-producing and co-writing various tracks. Max’s orchestrations have also graced ‘In The Møde’ by drum’n’bass pioneer Roni Size.

In June 2002, Richter released his debut solo album, 'Memoryhouse' via the BBC classical label, Late Junction. this was followed in March 2004 by FatCat's release of 'The Blue Notebooks'.

He released his latest album 'Songs from Before' in 2006.

Max Richter on Label Fat Cat Records

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