Max Richter is ALL ABOUT STUFF: fall tour dates, two new film scores, and a new short film starring Elisabeth Moss

Max Richter is ALL ABOUT STUFF: fall tour dates, two new film scores, and a new short film starring Elisabeth Moss
hoto: Yulia Mahr, courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon

Because there’s probably not a day that goes by in which Max Richter has not composed a song or had some sort of noteworthy appearance or accolade, the British composer has piled up a few things to make this missive newsworthy (check his Wikipedia and iMDB pages if you don’t believe us when we say this dude is pro-lif-ic).

First off: as far as classical composers go, Richter is pretty much a rock star, so it’s not really that surprising that to support the re-issue of his 2004 album The Blue Notebooks he’s snagged one of the most lauded actors going around at the moment — Elisabeth Moss — to star in the film clip for “On the Nature of Daylight,” which is lifted from that record. Moss pretty much walks out of a diner and continues walking for six minutes…but there’s slow strings playing, so it’s compelling! Check it out down below.

Next, more major Hollywood scores have been announced. You may not realize it, but Richter pretty much writes the score to every great movie or TV show you watch (Taboo, The Leftovers, Black Mirror, Arrival and loads more) and that trend is set to continue now that he’s written the scores for the upcoming Mary Queen of Scots starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie and White Boy Rick, which is a true crime flick featuring that dude with AIDS in the Dallas Buyers Club (a.k.a. Matthew McConaughey).

And finally, because Richter doesn’t sleep (and he’s written an eight hour song to prove it), he’s also announced a North American tour on which he will be playing his highly rated INFRA suite and his score from the TV Show The Leftovers. Richter be supported by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble and the New York show will fall on Sudden Departure Day, which is apparently a thing that makes sense if you watch The Leftovers.

So, now it’s pretty much impossible to avoid the works of Max Richter, but we can’t really see how that’s a bad thing.

Maximum Richter:

09.28.18 - Atlanta, GA - Cherry Logan Emerson Concert Hall
09.30.18 - Athens, GA - Hugh Hodgson Hall
10.02.18 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
10.05.18 - Berkeley, CA - Zellerbach Hall
10.07.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Zellerbach Theatre
10.09.18 - Montreal, QB - Théâtre Maisonneuve
10.10.18 - Amherst, MA - Fine Arts Center Hall
10.11.18 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
10.13.18 - Miami, FL - Knight Concert Hall
10.14.18 - New York - NY, Town Hall

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