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New Member: Max Richter's Versatile Music
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A prolific figure in the current music scene, Max works as a composer, pianist, producer, and collaborator in everything from synthesizers and computers to a full symphony orchestra. Classically trained at Edinburgh University and the Royal Academy of Music, London, he has proven his versatility from costume dramas to experimental animation and everything in between.

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Ad Astra
2019
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James Gray’s intimate space epic centers on astronaut Roy McBride’s (Brad Pitt) attempt to literally reconnect with his missing father. A delicate musical touch was required by the score, which deftly walks a fine line between the operatic and the meditative.

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Hostiles
2017
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A perilous frontier journey in the late 19th century is brought to vivid life in Scott Cooper’s acclaimed modern Western starring Christian Bale. Max’s score provides a textured backdrop for the unsparing setting, evoking the flavor of the American West while forging its own unique identity. 

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Mary Queen of Scots
2018
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The oft-told story of the tragic political clash between Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart is given a sumptuous treatment in Josie Rourke’s biopic anchored by leading performances by Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. The shimmering score adds a feeling of true grandeur to the film, with a central theme that’s both epic and heartbreaking. 

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Miss Sloane
2016
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The subtle, percolating score adds tension to this inside look at the perilous world of Washington, D.C. lobbyists, with the title character portrayed by Jessica Chastain embarking on a legal duel that results in a story as intense as any traditional thriller.

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Waltz with Bashir
2008
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In addition to composing, Max has served in several other capacities, including his work as the score mixer and producer as well as piano player for this groundbreaking Oscar-nominated animated international production. This fragmented, powerful snapshot of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon is also a crash course in moviemaking as seen through the eyes of a veteran film director.

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