A rare performance of Composer Max Richter’s emotive score for Damon Lindelof’s cult HBO series The Leftovers.
Richter approaches the show's themes of departure and loss with intimate and achingly beautiful melodies that travel through a psychological and tempestuous landscape with instrumentation of sustained tones, piano, harps and celesta.
About Max Richter
"Musically incredible and conceptually spot on. Max Richter is truly a modern day musical genius.” The Line Of Best Fit
Max Richter stands as one of the most prolific figures on the contemporary music scene today with ground-breaking work as a composer, pianist, producer, remixer and collaborator. From synthesizers to full symphony orchestra, Richter has spun a web of innovation to compose music for solo albums, ballets, concert hall performances, film and television scores, video art installations and theatre works.
Whilst classically trained (studying at Edinburgh University, the Royal Academy of Music and completing his studies with composer Luciano Berio in Florence), German-born Richter also draws inspiration from the developing sonic world around him including electronica and punk resulting in a clear, distinctive style.
Richter has composed for multiple dance works including projects for the Netherlands Dance Theatre, Ballet du Rhin, American Ballet Theatre, Dresden Semperoper, Dutch National Ballet and the Norwegian National Ballet. He has also composed over fifty film and television scores most recently EruopaCorp’s Miss Sloane, Black Mirror’s ‘Nosedive,' for Netflix and the final season of the critically acclaimed series The Leftovers. He has won multiple awards including the European Film Award for Best Composer, the Evening Standard Technical Achievement Award and the ECHO Klassik award for Recomposed: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons.
Richter’s latest album Sleep which he describes as “my personal lullaby for a frenetic world” has set the record for the longest piece of classical music ever performed on live broadcast and to hit the charts.
About The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)
"one of New York’s brightest new music indie-bands" - Time Out New York
The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), led by Artistic Director Clarice Jensen, was honored by ASCAP during its 10th anniversary season in 2015 for the “virtuosity, passion, and commitment with which it performs and champions American composers.” NPR calls them “contemporary music dynamos,” and The New York Times describes ACME’s performances as “vital,” “brilliant,” and “electrifying.”
ACME’s recordings appear on the Deutsche Grammophon, New World, Butterscotch, and New Amsterdam labels. ACME released its first portrait album on Sono Luminus in 2017, featuring music by members Caroline Shaw, Timo Andres, and Caleb Burhans, plus John Luther Adams. The Strad wrote, “Warmth and care are fully evident in the ensemble’s immaculate, considered performances – the four composers could hardly wish for more committed, convincing accounts of their music.”
ACME’s dedication to new music extends across genres and has earned them a reputation among both classical and rock crowds. ACME’s many collaborators have included The Richard Alston Dance Company, Wayne McGregor’s Random Dance, Gibney Dance, Jóhann Jóhannsson, actress Barbara Sukowa, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, Blonde Redhead, Grizzly Bear, Low, Matmos, Jeff Mangum, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Roomful of Teeth, Lionheart, and Theo Bleckmann. The group has performed at leading venues including Carnegie Hall, BAM, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Miller Theatre, The Met Museum, Constellation Chicago, Stanford Live, UCLA, Peak Performances, Melbourne Recital Hall, Big Ears, Sydney Opera House, the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Poland, and All Tomorrow's Parties in the UK, among many others.