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‘The Leftovers’ composer Max Richter on scoring this new HBO series

HBO’s very dramatic series, The Leftovers, focuses on the residents of a small town three years after two percent of the world’s population disappeared without explanation. Viewers get to see how they, and the world in general, struggle to come to terms with what happened.

Created by Damon Lindelof (Lost) and novelist Tom Perrotta, and based on Perrotta’s novel of the same name, The Leftovers is the story of the people who weren’t “chosen.” Lindelof and Perrotta executive produce the series along with Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey.

The following is a Q&A, courtesy of HBO, with British-born, Berlin-based composer Max Richter, who in addition to scoring The Leftovers, feature films and documentaries, makes albums, writes ballets, plays concerts and more. For the show, he creates different themes based on Continue reading