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Max Richter
1966 -
Germany | Great Britain
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M. Richter
Max Richter (22/03/1966) is a German-born British composer and pianist. He works within postminimalism and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles. Richter is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music, and studied with Luciano Berio in Italy. Richter also composes music for stage, opera, ballet and screen. He has also collaborated with other musicians, as well as with performance, installation and media artists. He has recorded eight solo albums, and his music is widely used in cinema. Richter had created and composed the musical score of Ari Folman's Israeli animated war film Waltz with Bashir (2008), for which he garnered widespread success.
Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Richter
Max Richter stands as one of the most prodigious figures on the contemporary music scene, with ground-breaking work as a composer, pianist, producer, and collaborator. From synthesizers and computers to a full symphony orchestra, Richter’s innovative work encompasses solo albums, ballets, concert hall performances, film and television series, video art installations and theatre works. He is Classically trained, studying at Edinburgh University, the Royal Academy of Music, London, and completing his studies with composer Luciano Berio in Florence, “Memoryhouse”, Richter’s 2002 debut, has been described by The Independent, and Pitchfork Magazine as a “landmark”, while his 2004 album “The Blue Notebooks” was chosen by The Guardian as one of the best Classical works of the century. “SLEEP”, his eight-and-a-half-hour concert work, has been broadcast and performed worldwide, including at the Sydney Opera House, Berlin’s Kraftwerk, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie de Paris, and at the Barbican, London. In 2012 Richter “Recomposed” the infamous Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, winning him the prestigious ECHO Classic Award, and an established place in the classical charts. In recent years Richter’s music has become a mainstay for many of the world’s leading ballet companies, including The Mariinski Ballet, La Scala Milan, The Joffrey Ballet, New York City Ballet, The Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Semper Oper, and NDT, while his collaborations with Wayne McGregor for The Royal Ballet have been widely acclaimed. Richter has written prolifically for film and television, with recent projects including Hostiles, Black Mirror, Taboo – which gained him an Emmy nomination, HBO series The Leftovers and My Brilliant Friend and most recently White Boy Rick, Mary Queen of Scots and the sci-fi drama Ad Astra starring Brad Pitt. His music is also featured in Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island, Ari Folman’s Waltz With Bashir and in the Oscar-winning Arrival by Denis Villeneuve. Richter’s most recent commissions are from the city of Bonn to mark the Beethoven 250th year anniversary, and a further collaboration between Richter, Margaret Attwood and Wayne McGregor, based on Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy of novels. His latest recorded project, VOICES, will be released in 2020.
Source:https://www.maxrichtermusic.com/bio/?utm_campaign=nav&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=maxrichtermusic.com
Little Requiems
Period:21st century
Composed in:2020
Musical form:free
Duration:7'43
Label(s): Decca (UMO) (Classics)
Little Requiems from nthe album: Voices (2020):
- Little Requiems - Pt. 1 (0:54)
- Little Requiems - Pt. 2 (6:12)
- Little Requiems - Pt. 3 (0:37)
Source:booklet of cd
Richter’s Album Voices (2020) is inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and features an ‘upside down’ orchestra, a concept he developed to reflect his dismay of post-truth politics in the twenty-first century. The album contains readings of the Declaration by Eleanor Roosevelt and actress Kiki Layne, with a further 70 readings crowd-sourced from around the world. The opening piece on the album was played by Yo-Yo Ma at his concert ‘A New Equilibrium’[57] honouring the 75th anniversary of the UN’s creation.
Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Richter#Voices_(2020)