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Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) - 5. When the Music Stopped
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Max Reinhardt

Max cannot deny he is a mixed bag, but the contents all revolve around music.

He's one of the regular presenters on that voyage into uncharted waters that is Radio 3's Late Junction. He has been known to crop up on the BBC World Service intermittently, also as music consultant/co-scriptwriter on Radio 2's South African music series Freedom Sounds, and has featured in a Radio 4 documentary on his theatre piece 'Ketubah'.

Max is musical director/composer at the 'Oily Cart'. Established in 1981, Oily Cart works entirely with children, many with complex disabilities, and often in special schools.

"Where Oily Cart has gone before, mainstream theatre for adults often follows a couple of years later." (Lyn Gardner, in The Guardian.)

In summer 2009 Max curated the huge Late Night Radio Event at Tate Britain and he worked on a commission for the 2010 Spitalfields Festival.

With Rita Ray, he's put together a host of innovative club nights in the UK and internationally like The Shrine and before that The Mambo Inn, and with Rita shares Artistic Directorship of several music festivals including Celebrating Sanctuary.

His creative partnership with Rita extends to performance of music and the spoken word. Rita and Max act as curators and consultants with a number of venues and other festivals as well as tour internationally as the band 'Shrine Synchro System'.

Max also curates and performs as musician and DJ at 'Radio Gagarin', a regular London–based club night come mini-festival.