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Max Herman

Max Herman
Max Herman
Background information
Birth name Max Gerald Myer Benjamin Herman
Born ( 1984-08-02) 2 August 1984
Cambridge, England
Occupation(s) Film Composer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Executive Film Producer, Music Supervisor, Keyboard Player, Pianist, Orchestrator
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Jay Sean, Karl Wolf, Ennio Morricone, Paloma Faith, VV Brown, Eternal, Unklejam, The Saturdays, The 411 and others
Website .uk.co.maxhermanwww

Max Gerald Myer Benjamin Herman (born 2 August 1984) is a Film Composer/Record Producer and Songwriter. He has composed, written and produced music for motion picture, worldwide sporting events and multi platinum recording artists. Herman's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.

May 1, 2014, the Opening Ceremony of King Abdullah Sports City nicknamed the Shining Jewel took place in Saudi Arabia. Max was commissioned to compose the Music for the ceremony. The ceremony lasted an hour and a half and ended with a huge fireworks display. Over 84,115 diverse fans filled the stadium, over occupying the stadium's capacity of 62,241. It was considered to be one of the greatest sports-related events in the history of Saudi Arabia. The ceremony was attended by King Abdullah ibn Abdilazīz, along with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.[1]

Early Life

Max was born in Cambridge, United Kingdom. As a young child, Max focused on mastering the violin and piano. Max moved to London as a teenager, where he attended Westminster University and collaborated with the Royal College of Music where he was invited to compose contemporary Classical Music for Operatic performers, Quartets and Quintets

Early Live Performances

Max began his career in the music industry playing Piano, Keyboard and Synthesis in 2001, for artists such as The Royal Albert Hall and Earls Court Arena

Discography (not complete)

Year Title Director(s) Studio(s) Talent Role
2005 Zoltan The Great Robert Samuels Pulse Films UK Starring Saeed Jaffrey Composer
The Curse of The Were-Rabbit Steve Box/Nick Park Aardman Animations USA Starring Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter Assistant Composer
2006 Over The Hedge Tim Johnson/Karey Kirkpatrick DreamWorks Animation, Paramount Pictures USA Starring Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, Nick Nolte Assistant Composer
2007 Maude James Hughes BBC Films UK Starring Susannah York and Kenji Watanabe Composer
The Green Fairy Alex Kalymnious British Council UK Starring Anna Andresen, Martin Behrman Composer
2008 Charmer/Pot of Gold Return of The Fighter Musik Mosaik Carl Douglas Music Producer/Programmer/Mixer "Charmer", Mix Engineer "Pot of Gold" Produced by Sly and Robbie
2009 Golden Rules Comic Relief Universal Music Group/Fascination Records UK The Saturdays Music Producer/Instrumentalist/Programmer/Co-writer
2010 Writers Block Autumn Devitri Altered Reality Films USA Starring Carlos Ramirez Composer
After Effects Mark One Mark One Group UK Starring Holli Dempsey Composer
2011 Yalla Asia Jelle Posthuma/Zoul Projects Asian Football Confederation (AFC) QATAR Jay Sean, Karl Wolf and Radhika Vekaria Co-writer/Composer/Music Producer/Instrumentalist/Programmer
2014 Altered Reality Autumn Devitri Altered Reality Films USA Starring Rachele Brooke Smith, Julia Montgomery, James Kyson, Mark Sherman Composer/Conductor
The HOA Matthew Cole Weiss Axial Pictures USA Starring Cheri Oteri, Riley Smith, Horatio Sanz, Malek Hanna Composer
King Abdullah Sports City Olivier Ferracci Saudi Aramco Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Sports City, Jeddah/Opening Ceremony Composer/Conductor/Orchestrator/Co-Mixer
2015 Separation Autumn Devitri Altered Reality Films USA Starring TBC Composer
2016 Eagle River David Thomas Post Industrial Productions USA Starring TBC Composer
Victrix Tom Stevens Victrix Productions Lily Cole (Rumoured), Rutger Hauer, Kristian Nairn, Simon Merrells, Jon Campling Music Producer
2017 To Make Heaven Weep Spencer Jay Kim Benaroya Pictures/Post Industrial Productions USA Starring TBC Executive in Charge of Music

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Hollywood Film Composer

A shift in Max's career occurred in 2005 with the film Over The Hedge. Film composer Rupert Gregson-Williams was looking for an assistant on the DreamWorks animation "Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" and asked Max if he would be interested.[3]

Since then Max has scored several movies, recently scoring The HOA a new TV series starring American comic actress Cheri Oteri, best known for her roles as a cast member on Saturday Night Live.[4]

In 2014 Film Director and X Factor TV Producer Autumn Devitry collaborated with Max and asked if he would be interested in scoring her up and coming film Altered Reality starring Rachele Brooke Smith.[5]

Record Production

As a record producer, Max has collborated and produced with many Artists and Composers such as, Jay Sean, Karl Wolf, Ennio Morricone, Paloma Faith, The Saturdays, Eternal, VV Brown, Karl Wolf, Carl Douglas and others

2011, Max alongside Radhika Vekaria wrote, produced and composed the theme song, Yalla Asia, for the 2011 AFC Asian Cup held in Qatar.

Some notable works include:

Original Music Score for The Opening Ceremony of King Abdullah Sports City Stadium, May 1, 2014

Yalla Asia - feat Jay Sean and Karl Wolf The Theme song for The Asian Football Cup, Qatar

Golden Rules - The Saturdays for Comic Relief UK Singles Chart at number two on 8 March 2009[6]

Vacuus Vos - Angela Molineaux for Virgin Galactic

Charity

For charitable organisations Max composed the music for The Hunting Moon a fund raising internet viral for the Charitable organisations Malaria No More and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The viral was directed by award winning Director Robert Samuels[7][8]

"Mark One Group" and the UK based charity "Help Harry Help Others" ask Max to compose "Harry's Theme", the True Story about a young boy named "Harry Moseley" and how he laid the foundations for "Help Harry Help Others". Consequently the charity has now raised over £650,000 for brain cancer research.[9]

References

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  6. ^ Chasing Lights
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