Max Richter

Max Richter Announces New Album ‘Exiles’

Pioneering composer Max Richter will release his new orchestral album Exiles on 6 August 2021. The world premiere recording of the 33-minute title piece, a ballet score, is central to the album which also features expansive reimaginings of tracks composed by Richter for a Virginia Woolf-inspired ballet, Fendi fashion runways, Hollywood blockbusters, Golden Globe-winning documentaries, and a track from one of David Bowie’s favourite albums.
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Max Richter: Voices 2

Following up on his deeply resonating album Voices (Decca, 2020) which found its inspiration in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and centred on the messages it sent in these problematic, dark political times, composer Max Richter comes up with a follow-up entitled Voices 2, and the results are mesmerizing. Most of the album was recorded during the same sessions that produced Voices, with additional sessions during lockdown when Richter recorded some of the solo piano parts at Abbey Road studios.

Three Great Things: Max Richter

Three Great Things is Talkhouse’s series in which artists tell us about three things they absolutely love. To mark the exclusive streaming premiere on Mubi of Max Richter’s Sleep, a documentary about the L.A. performance of the contemporary composer’s epic eight-hour magnum opus, Richter shared some of the things that give his life meaning. — N.D.

‘Sleep’: How Max Richter Taught The World To Relax

Award-winning German-born and UK-raised composer and pianist Max Richter’s landmark eight-hour post-minimalist lullaby Sleep, released September 4, 2015, feels as if it was made for World Sleep Day celebrated on March 13. It wasn’t, but makes a perfect fit – after all, Richter has staged a string of night-time performances (complete with beds for the audiences), during which he has performed in entirety the work for piano, string quintet, electronics, and vocals.

Max Richter Announces South Facing Festival Date

Groundbreaking composer and activist Max Richter will perform at the South Facing Festival on Saturday 28 August 2021 – his only UK date this year. The South Facing Festival is a new outdoor concert series taking place at the newly revived Crystal Palace Bowl amphitheatre in Crystal Palace Park, south London, from 5 – 31 August 2021. Other artists confirmed for the South Facing Festival so far include Dizzee Rascal & The Outlook Orchestra, Supergrass, The Streets, and English National Opera (performing Tosca) with more to be announced soon. The Crystal Palace Bowl, affectionately known as ‘The Rusty Laptop’ by local residents, has previously played host to some of the world’s most acclaimed artists, including Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Lou Reed and Vera Lynn during its 60-year history.

Max Richter announces sequel to 2020 album ‘Voices’, shares lead single

Composer Max Richter has announced the sequel to his 2020 album ‘Voices’ will be arriving later this year. Appropriately titled ‘Voices 2’, the album will be closely tied to its predecessor, which was themed around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The album will be released April 9 through Decca.

One Liners: Economics Of Streaming, Vevo, Max Richter, more

Artist marketing and distribution platform Beatchain has announced a partnership with Downtown’s rights administration service Songtrust, providing users of the former with 20% off the registration fee for the latter. “You could look at it as a one-two punch in moving from unknown artist to full-time professional musician”, says Beatchain CTO Luke Mendoza, slightly overstating things.

Max Richter announces ‘Voices 2′ (listen to “Mirrors”)

Composer and Sleep specialist Max Richter released Voices last August, a work where he set readings of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights to music. He's now set to release the second part of Voices, which is a purely instrumental work that builds on the musical themes of first Voices. It's out April 9 via Decca.

Max Richter: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space. There's a distinct dissonance between the bucolic...