Max performs at Steve Reich's Reverberations weekender

Published 2 May 2011 by MR

Max will be performing at Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich at the Barbican on Sunday 8th May. It's a weekend full of pioneering music with artists exploring Reich’s influence on generations of composers and musicians. Max will appear with his own ensemble, alongside Britten Sinfonia, Clogs, Owen Pallet, eighth blackbird, and of course, Steve Reich.
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Max Composes new work for Hilary Hahn

Published 4 May 2011 by SudioKinoAdmin

Max has contributed a new work "mercy" to Hilary Hahn's forthcoming project of 27 new encores. Other composers writing for Hilary include David Lang, Nico Muhly, Kryzsztof Penderecki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Somei Satoh, Elliott Sharp, Valentin Silvestrov, and Mark Anthony Turnage, among others. Full information, as well as a complete list of the participating composers is Here

Max scores 'The Congress' & other film news

Published 11 May 2011 by MR

Max Richter has recently been working on the score for the sci-fi movie The Congress. The project reunites Richter with director Ari Folman who previously collaborated with the composer on the Academy Award-nominated animated documentary Waltz with Bashir. The film is an adaptation of the novella The Congress from sci-fi writer Stanislaw Lem (Solaris) and will be half live action and half 2D animation. Robin Wright stars as a struggling actress who is offered one last job by a major studio. They want to scan her body, own her image and likeness and use it anyway they want, with the catch being that she will never be able to act again. Paul Giamatti, Harvey Keitel, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Danny Huston are co-starring. The film isn’t expected to be completed before 2012 or 2013.
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'Impardonnables' premiere at Cannes

Published 16 May 2011 by MR

André Téchiné's film Impardonnables (Unforgivable) has had its world premiere at Cannes. Max composed the score for the film, which is an adaptation of Philippe Djian's novel. It stars Melanie Thierry, Carole Bouquet and Andre Dussolier.

Max interview on Arte

Published 23 May 2011 by MR

Last week, Max talked to Franco-German channel Arte about his music for André Téchiné's Impardonnables at Cannes. Watch the interview here.