Max Richter is one of the most important voices of modern music, both in his work in the classical idiom as well as film scoring. His music has been heard in everything from Waltz With Bashir to Arrival, and he's been busy as anything this year, with his latest film – historical drama Mary Queen of Scots – just hitting cinemas in America.
We spoke to Richter about the research involved in scoring period films, his thoughts on the gender imbalance in film music, and the importance of creativity in times of political unrest.
In terms of your career, was film music kind of a natural progression from your classical work?
MR: Yeah, I mean composing really is, it's not something which…
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