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Max Richter: Creativity and Culture are Part of How Society Talks to Itself

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An accomplished composer working across chamber and orchestral music, ballet, theater, installations, film and TV music, Max Richter has built his career on defying expectations, diversity, and taking chances. Over the course of 20 years, he has continually produced captivatingly idiosyncratic music that seamlessly and imaginatively blends a minimalist aesthetic with gentle ambient music. As such, it sits somewhere between the beautifully tragic, tranquil, life-affirming, and many things in-between. With Richter, music's social and political function is not lost and ...

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Max Richter: Voices

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Music is one of the most powerful means of expression. Artists have always been able to express and channel their innermost thoughts and emotions into their music. Regardless if it's a protest, a response to racism, civil rights songs, debate, speaking truth to power or a universal plea for peace, the artists have been channeling these notions and emotions into their creations to use them as a means to raise awareness and inspire change for the better. As singer and ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Max Richter: Three Worlds: Music From Woolf Works

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Since his debut record Memoryhouse, composer Max Richter has consistently delivered music of unquestionable beauty and depth. Over the years, he forged a unique path that saw him melding classical contemporary music with electronic and the result to that was always an engaging progression of various works that went back and forth between the familiar and comfortable with the new and forward-thinking. But it's tricky to try to pigeonhole the music of this composer. There is an unconventional inventiveness where ...


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