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Den of Geek - Max Richter Q&A on Black Mirror, The Leftovers and Vivaldi 'Four Seasons'

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Den of Geek speaks with composer Max Richter to talk about his work on Black Mirror, The Leftovers and Vivaldi's Four Seasons…because why not. "There's a tyranny of happiness," Richter says describing his score for this season's Black Mirror episode "Nosedive.

Richter is a seemingly ever-present modern cultural force with his music appearing in the theater, film and television. Very little of his output, however, could be described as "happy." He created the score for HBO's The Leftovers, one of TV's most brilliant but also most relentlessly bleak shows. Richter's score fits it perfectly - a haunting piano dirge that flirts with becoming inspirational without ever quite getting there. Den of Geek - Alec Bojalad spoke with Richter about his work in each of these mediums…and as a TV partisan silently hoped he'd admit that he liked us the most.   READ THE Q&A