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Max Richter trained in composition and piano at Edinburgh University, at the Royal Academy of Music, and with Luciano Berio in Florence.

On completing his studies, Max co-founded the iconoclastic 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.

In the late 90s he worked with a number of electronic artists, notably Future Sound of London on their album 'Dead Cities". He subsequently collaborated with FSOL over a period of two years, also contributing to the albums "The Isness" and "The Peppermint Tree and Seeds of Superconsciousness". Max also collaborated with Mercury Prize winner Roni Size, on "In the Mode".

In June 2002, Max released his debut solo album, "memoryhouse", recorded with The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. This was followed in March 2004 by FatCat's release of "The Blue Notebooks", with featured readings by Tilda Swinton.

In 2005 Max produced Vashti Bunyan's outstanding comeback album "Lookaftering".

2006 saw the release of "Songs From Before" based on Haruki Murakami texts read by Robert Wyatt. That same year, Max began performing "from The Art of Mirrors", an evolving score to previously unseen Super 8mm films of Derek Jarman.

Max's more recent work continues to stretch the notions of what Classical music is. 
‘24 Postcards In Full Colour’, released in August 2008, is an experimental work made up of 24 composed ringtones.

Max works widely in film music, installation and the theatre, most recently on INFRA, made with Wayne MacGregor and Julian Opie for The Royal Ballet, London. The Ballet was the subject of a BBC 'making of' documentary.

Max was named 2008 European Composer Of The Year for his score to Ari Folman's Waltz With Bashir, for which he was also nominated for the Prix France Musique.

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  • Recomposed by Max Richter Vivaldi The Four Seasons 4 tracks, 13.41 max richter on November 29, 2012 15:10

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    1. 1. 02 Spring 1 2.31 413507 plays
    2. 2. 07 Summer 3 5.01 114986 plays
    3. 3. 09 Autumn 2 3.07 46279 plays
    4. 4. 11 Winter 1 3.00 74168 plays
  • FILM MUSIC 22 tracks, 1.04.04 max richter on June 21, 2011 09:56

    1. 1. WALTZ WITH BASHIR / Ari Folman - The Haunted Ocean 1 2.07 91690 plays
    2. 2. WALTZ WITH BASHIR / Ari Folman - Andante Reflection (End Title) 3.29 45050 plays
    3. 3. WALTZ WITH BASHIR / Ari Folman - I Swam Out To Sea Return 3.52 77953 plays
    4. 4. SHUTTER ISLAND / Martin Scorsese - This Bitter Earth/On The Nature Of Daylight 6.17 102077 plays
    5. 5. SARAH'S KEY / Gilles Paquet-Brenner - The Escape 2.34 65392 plays
    6. 6. SARAH'S KEY / Gilles Paquet-Brenner - Julia's Journey 2.25 30127 plays
    7. 7. SARAH'S KEY / Gilles Paquet-Brenner - When She Came Back 3.34 52388 plays
    8. 8. SARAH'S KEY / Gilles Paquet-Brenner - Julia Walking 2.27 31671 plays
    9. 9. SARAH'S KEY / Gilles Paquet-Brenner - Time Piece 1.06 19227 plays
    10. 10. SARAH'S KEY / Gilles Paquet-Brenner - The Vel d'Hiv 3.42 18531 plays
    11. 11. HOW TO DIE IN OREGON / Peter Richardson - Endings 3.10 38880 plays
    12. 12. DIE FREMDE / Feo Aladag - Umay travelling 1.36 19723 plays
    13. 13. PERFECT SENSE / David Mackenzie - The Lovers dreaming 2.50 30252 plays
    14. 14. PERFECT SENSE / David Mackenzie - It All Falls Apart 3.01 33095 plays
    15. 15. PERFECT SENSE / David Mackenzie - Luminous 4.23 39159 plays
    16. 16. IMPARDONNABLES / Andre Techine - Doubt 0.41 14506 plays
    17. 17. IMPARDONNABLES / Andre Techine -This Little Life 1.42 19392 plays
    18. 18. IMPARDONNABLES / Andre Techine - On The Shore 1.15 19695 plays
    19. 19. IMPARDONNABLES / Andre Techine - End Title 2.59 23318 plays
    20. 20. LA PRIMA LINEA / Renato Da Maria - Falling Shadow 2.41 22094 plays
    21. 21. STRANGER THAN FICTION / Marc Forster - On the nature of daylight 6.11 23182 plays
    22. 22. ELEGY / Isabel Croixet - Horizon Variations 1.52 30515 plays
  • Infra 13 tracks, 19.15 max richter on July 01, 2010 08:28

    1. 1. Infra 1 1.30 32154 plays
    2. 2. Journey 1 1.30 25198 plays
    3. 3. Infra 2 1.30 22847 plays
    4. 4. Infra 3 1.30 20136 plays
    5. 5. Journey 2 1.30 17725 plays
    6. 6. Infra 4 1.30 24943 plays
    7. 7. Journey 3 1.30 17282 plays
    8. 8. Journey 4 1.30 17841 plays
    9. 9. Journey 5 1.13 16920 plays
    10. 10. Infra 5 1.30 22588 plays
    11. 11. Infra 6 1.30 18277 plays
    12. 12. Infra 7 1.30 17693 plays
    13. 13. Infra 8 1.30 19007 plays
  • The Blue Notebooks 4 tracks, 19.07 max richter on February 10, 2010 12:46

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    1. 1. On the nature of daylight 6.11 570387 plays
    2. 2. Shadow Journal 8.23 130417 plays
    3. 3. Vladimir's Blues 1.18 159288 plays
    4. 4. Iconography 3.13 22046 plays
  • Songs From Before 5 tracks, 19.14 max richter on February 10, 2010 12:29

    1. 1. Autumn music 1 3.54 411286 plays
    2. 2. Song 4.12 24243 plays
    3. 3. Sunlight 5.35 25790 plays
    4. 4. Autumn music 2 3.49 21681 plays
    5. 5. Fragment 1.41 14477 plays

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