Max Richter w/ ACME & Grace Davidson
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Max Richter
Electro-Acoustic Composer

Max Richter

w/ the American Contemporary Music Ensemble & Grace Davidson

Oct 14, 2019
Herbst Theatre

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“A wish that the human body might be transformed into sound” (The New Yorker). The influential composer and keyboardist presents material from his scores to the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers as well as a shortened version of his groundbreaking eight-hour composition SLEEP — a piece based on the neuroscience of sleep and performed in collaboration with a string quintet from New York’s renowned American Contemporary Music Ensemble along with soprano Grace Davidson. 

The German-born, British-raised Richter was a student of pioneering electronic music composer Luciano Berio and was founder of the contemporary classical piano sextet Piano Circus. He has released a string of deeply rewarding recordings for Deutche Grammofon, including his breakthrough 2002 debut Memoryhouse — described as a “landmark work of contemporary music” (The Independent) — the Iraq War inspired The Blue Notebooks featuring actress Tilda Swinton, and his recent Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works, the score to choreographer Wayne McGregor’s narrative dance piece based on the novels of Virginia Woolf. In addition to his work for the stage and concert hall, Richter has made major marks as a soundtrack composer, contributing to the scores of Black Mirror, Arrival, White Boy Rick, Taboo, and Mary Queen of Scots, among others. Most recently, he composed the score to director James Gray’s epic sci-fi film Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt.

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Richter has made major marks as a soundtrack composer. Most recently, he composed the score to director James Gray’s epic sci-fi film Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt.

No contemporary composer expresses the same complexity of emotion on screen as Max Richter, whose work pervades modern culture, from film to television to dance to theater.

The Atlantic

No contemporary composer expresses the same complexity of emotion on screen as Max Richter, whose work pervades modern culture, from film to television to dance to theater.

The Atlantic

Watch & Listen

Max Richter

Sleep: Constellation 1

Max Richter

The Leftovers (Main Title Theme)

Max Richter

Sleep: Constellation 1

Max Richter

The Leftovers (Main Title Theme)