Performing Infra & music from The Leftovers
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, Hilary Hahn and more!
The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) is dedicated to the outstanding performance of masterworks from the 20th and 21st centuries, primarily the work of American composers. ACME’s dedication to new music extends across genres and has earned them a reputation among both classical and rock crowds. The New York Times calls them “vital…brilliant…electrifying!”
About the program:
Infra resonates with Richter's characteristic musical voice, minimalism combined with sweeping melodies and harmonic complexity, mesmerizing the listener. Richter’s emotive and minimal 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.