Max Richter is a German-born British composer who has been an influential voice in post-minimalist composition and in the meeting of contemporary classical and alternative popular musical styles since the early 2000s. Richter is classically trained, having graduated in composition from the Royal Academy of Music and studied with Luciano Berio in Italy, and is also strongly influenced by punk and electronic music. Richter has composed numerous film soundtracks. He executed the score to Ari Folman’s Golden Globe-winning film Waltz with Bashir in 2007, supplanting the standard orchestral soundtrack with synth-based sounds. Max Richter also composed music for the independent feature film Henry May Long, starring Randy Sharp and Brian Barnhart, in 2008. Richter wrote the music for Feo Aladag’s film Die Fremde (with additional music by Stéphane Moucha). In 2010 Dinah Washington’s This Bitter Earth was remixed with Richter’s On the Nature of Daylight for the Martin Scorsese film Shutter Island. Richter is also the composer of the original soundtrack for the HBO series The Leftovers created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta. Some of the compositions are included in the albums Memoryhouse and The Blue Notebooks.