Max de Wardener

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Max de Wardener is a British composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist[1] known for his scores for film and television and his work in jazz, classical, world and electronic music.

Career[edit]

Since graduating from York University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama,[2] he has written music for film and television, including Pawel Pawlikowski's feature films Last Resort (2000) and The Woman in the Fifth (2011), and Jerry Rothwell's 2008 documentary Heavy Load.[3]

As a bass player, he has appeared on albums by Dani Siciliano, Matthew Herbert, Róisín Murphy, Simon Bookish and Plaid[4] and is a member of the Zimbabwean Mbira player Chartwell Dutiro's band.[1]

Inspired by Harry Partch, de Wardener has built some unusual percussion instruments for use in his compositions, including a Bass Marimba[5] and a set of "Cloud Chamber Bowls".[6]

His work as a classical composer includes commissions for the Elysian String Quartet,[7] the London Symphony Orchestra[8] and a multimedia piece for the percussionist Joby Burgess.[9]

In 2008, collaborating with the singer/songwriter Mara Carlyle under the name "Max de Mara", he released an EP on Stanley Donwood's Six Inch Records[10] entitled Classist.

To date, his solo discography comprises one album and one EP on Mathew Herbert's label, Accidental Records. The EP, Stops, is a combination of electronic music and recordings of a church organ.[11] His discography also includes remixes for Gabriel Prokofiev, John Richards and Efterklang.[12]

Solo Discography[edit]

  • Where I am Today (2004)
  • Stops (2002)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Serious: Max de Wardener" (PDF). Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Max de Wardener - Kings Place". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Max de Wardener - IMDb". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Max de Wardener Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Percussion Clinic". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mixing It". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Wakefield Live Music Project". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "The Singing Violin". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "About Joby Burgess". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  10. ^ "Wears The Trousers, 4 December 2008". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  11. ^ "Casper Clausen of Efterklang unearths Max De Wardener's hidden electronic gem". Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Max de Wardener Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 6 August 2011. 

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