The work of the award-winning British composer Max Richter includes concert music, film scoring and acclaimed solo albums. Max’s work explores the meeting points of many contemporary artistic languages and embraces a wide range of influences while working with Tilda Swinton, The Royal Ballet or Hilary Hahn. In this concert with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble ACME.
Infra resonates with Richter’s characteristic musical voice, minimalism combined with sweeping melodies and harmonic complexity. Richter’s emotive score to Damon Lindelof’s TV series, The Leftovers, is set to a post-apocalyptic global event where 2% of the world’s population disappears without explanation. Richter’s approach explores the emotions and struggles of the protagonist and his family through intimate, achingly beautiful melodies. He tackles this psychological landscape by bringing a ritual quality to the score, while themes of departure and loss are represented by a sense of sonic decay, relying on the instrumentation of a few sustained tones, piano, harps and celesta.
Knight Concert Hall
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132