As a composer Max Murray has collaborated with musicians and ensembles including Noa Frenkel [Den Haag], Annie Gårlid+Matthew Conley+Nathan Plante [Berlin], Kevin McFarland [Colorado], RAGE THORMBONES [New York/L.A.], Liam Hockley [Vancouver], and Madison Greenstone [San Diego], among others, with works appearing in contexts such as the Gare du Nord «Dialog» [Basel], Klangwerkstatt [Berlin], and HaTeiva [Tel-Aviv].
Current projects include an evening-length music theatre piece for performers Samuel Stoll [Berlin], Noëlle-Anne Darbellay [Bern], and Richard Craig [Bangor] to be premiered in spring 2020, and a solo work for violinist Christopher Otto [New York].
Since 2016 he has been conductor of Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences' symphony orchestra, and currently directs a Bach cantata series in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/baroque-concert-performance, https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/music-for-the-mass, https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/visit/calendar/weinen-klagen-sorgen-zagen.
A recent recording project with musician Weston Olencki can be heard here https://dinzuartefacts.bandcamp.com/album/gram
For that which befalleth the sons of men befallth beasts - as the one dieth, so dieth the other / piccolo, English horn, fixed media — 2015
They were born with Thee / solo performer [natural horn], fixed media — 2017
Ajax / piccolo solo, fixed media — 2017
I / cello solo, electronics — 2018
II / violin, viola, two cellos — 2018
III / string orchestra — 2018
Sötétség ad Meridiem / Eb clarinet, oboe, fixed media — 2019
Ad Marginem des Versuchs / bass clarinet solo, fixed media — 2015
Versuche + Állatvanbent - Under the Head
Erster Versuch über Homo Sacer / Bb clarinet, violin, viola, cello — 2008
Állatvanbent - Under the Head / Bb clarinet, violin, viola, cello, electronics — 2016
Zweiter Versuch über Homo Sacer / alto flute, bass clarinet, one percussionist — 2011
Szene nach Aktion / alto, two piccolo trumpets, fixed media — 2014
Hlimman - Beneath the Earth / two trombones, electronics — 2017
Preludes + Theater
Gaddis' Grin / two performers [violin], fixed media — 2014
Graben des Meridians / English horn, bass clarinet, timpani, cello, double-bass — 2013
Mit Wechselndem Schlüssel / Bb clarinet, two acoustic guitars, two percussionists — 2010
Praha / flute, violin, cello — 2007