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Composer Max Richter was born in Germany in 1966 and grew up in the UK. He studied composition and piano at Edinburgh University, the Royal Academy of Music and in Florence with Luciano Berio.

Though he has a strong background in the canons of classical music, his influences were more modern composers and in particular, Iannis Xenakis whose musical compositions applied mathematical and physical laws and Philip Glass whose sound was a major influence on Richter. His influences also include rock bands The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Clash, as well as electronic music groups Kraftwerk and Autechre.

After finishing his studies, he co-founded Piano Circus, a contemporary classical ensemble, where he stayed for ten years. With the ensemble, he commissioned and performed the works of experimental artists like Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt, Brian Eno and Julia Wolfe. Piano Circus’s performances incorporated found sounds and video, allowing Richter to integrate his love of sampling and electronics. After he left, he became involved in the UK’s thriving electronic scene, collaborating with The Future Sound of London and Roni Size.

He has released four solo albums: Memoryhouse (2002), Blue Notebooks (2004), Songs From Before (2006), and latest, 24 Postcards in Full Colour (2008), a collection of miniatures meant to be used as ringtones.

Recently he has scored the soundtrack to the critically acclaimed film Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman as well as INFRA, Max’s new score for The Royal Ballet, made with choreographer Wayne Macgregor and fine artist Julian Opie. He has also produced the score for the short animated film Lost and Found based upon the children’s book by Oliver Jeffers.


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  • 1treehillbilly

    The Congress

    7 Oct 12:00pm Reply
  • cadavreflex

    Lovesong (Yulia❤Max)

    23 Sep 8:25pm Reply
  • jerdys

    The Leftovers' OST is soooo beautiful, thanks for that!

    13 Sep 7:09pm Reply
  • JavoPeralta

    What do you think about woodkid song 'golden age' with 'embers' arrangement?

    5 Aug 6:07pm Reply
  • Yuhun-Suhan

    T H E L E F T O V E R S

    5 Aug 12:17pm Reply
  • kimkuro

    the leftovers!

    2 Aug 3:51pm Reply
  • Jesus_Esquivel

    His music describes some moments of my life.

    9 Jul 7:13am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    Well...Not genius at all. He is allright.

    1 Jul 2:40am Reply
  • KilleR-3068

    Max Richter is a true musical genius.

    20 Jun 7:45pm Reply
  • NakazawaUrara

    Десять лет композиторских курсов для "гениев самого высокого полета" ради песенок из четырех аккордов? Лол.

    19 Jun 3:12am Reply
  • Alex-Voronov

    Waltz with Bashir — прекрасный саундтрек и отличный мульт.

    17 Jun 2:06pm Reply
  • ToSeethernity

    Got in touch with his art by through the Waltz with Bashir soundtrack. Loved it. But after listening the recomposed versions of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, I consider him as a musical genius. Come on, Vivaldi is surely one of the greatest composers of all times, but he even ameliorated the composition "Summer 3". It is unbelievable and one of those compositions that can change your life. Hope I'll have the chance to see meet him one day for a short conversation, would be great.

    1 Jun 12:32am Reply
  • Senetorium

    Soundtrack to life.[2]

    9 May 4:08am Reply
  • Lordmarth

    I don't think than there more genius than The Blue Notebooks...

    4 May 5:39pm Reply
  • p2Trix

    @Shakhburz masz piwo

    30 Apr 9:47am Reply
  • Choolean

    im gonna die to your music

    30 Apr 4:03am Reply
  • Shakhburz

    Nawet Niemcem? Niemcy od setek lat mogą poszczycić się genialnymi muzykami, filozofami, pisarzami; w przeciwieństwie do Polaczków, ktorzy wydali na ten świat moze kilka wartościowych osób i jedyne co nam pozostaje to pokazywanie swoich kompleksów w Internecie.

    10 Apr 3:31pm Reply
  • Kawsoon

    dobrym muzykiem mozesz byc bedac nawet niemcem

    7 Apr 9:09pm Reply
  • ego1sm

    боже,как же это красиво.Не передать словами ,что происходит в душе,когда слушаешь такую музыку..

    5 Apr 6:10pm Reply
  • Godziillla

    ﻣﮑﺲ ﺭﯾﺸﺘﺮ ﻭ ﺷﻮﭘﻦ ﺍﮔﻪ ﺟﻔﺖ ﺑﺸﻦ، ﮐﻼﺳﯿﮏ ﻣﯿﺮﺳﻪ ﺑﻪ ﺍﻭﺝ ﭘﺴﺮ

    18 Mar 6:45pm Reply
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