Today’s guest is the amazing Max Richter. I'm a huge fan of his music (and you are likely to be too).
Max stands as one of the most prodigious figures on the contemporary music scene. From synthesizers and computers to a full symphony orchestra, Max’s innovative work encompasses solo albums, ballets, concert hall performances, film and TV series, video art installations and theatre works.
He writes beautifully crafted, intelligent work that is disarming in its honesty; his music, despite its underlying sophistication, remains accessible to all. His enduring appeal has led him to surpass a billion streams and a million album sales. Although long a part of the avant-garde, through his influential solo albums, Max has become an influential composer in film and television, creating the brilliant score for Golden Globe and European Film Academy Award-winner Waltz with Bashir, HBO’s cult drama The Leftovers, Miss Sloane with Jessica Chastain, Hostiles starring Christian Bale, Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror, and Tom Hardy’s Taboo, for example.
Numerous directors, including Martin Scorsese, have dipped into Richter’s catalogue when they need something special.
Ten years in the making, Max’s latest work is Voices, which which brings together recordings of people in over 70 countries reading the the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a massive and very unusual orchestra. It’s second part, Voices 2, is releasing this month.
Listen as we discuss:
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