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Max de Wardener

Max de Wardener is a British composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist known for his scores for film and television and his work in jazz, classical, world and electronic music. After graduating from York University and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama , he has written music for film and television, including Pawel Pawlikowski's 2000 feature film Last Resort and Jerry Rothwell's 2008 documentary Heavy Load. Max de Wardener is also credited with the original musical score in the 2009 TV documentary, Tsunanmi, Caught on Tape. As a bass player, he has appeared on albums by Dani Siciliano, Matthew Herbert, Róisín Murphy, Simon Bookish and Plaid and is a member of the Zimbabwean Mbira player Chartwell Dutiro's band. Inspired by Harry Partch, de Wardener has built some unusual percussion instruments for use in his compositions, including a Bass Marimba and a set of "Cloud Chamber Bowls". His work as a classical composer includes commissions for the Elysian String Quartet, the London Symphony Orchestra and a multimedia piece for the percussionist Joby Burgess.


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