Max Avery Lichtenstein is an American/British film composer whose melodic sensibilities, understated arrangements, and creative recording techniques infuse a special character into the movies his music accompanies.
Max has written scores and songs for critically-acclaimed narrative features such as James Marsh’s "The King", Todd Haynes’ "Far From Heaven", and the film adaptation of Denis Johnson’s "Jesus’ Son". His scores can be heard in renowned documentaries including the Academy Award-nominated short "Mondays at Racine", the Emmy-winning feature "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists", and Jonathan Caouette’s groundbreaking autobiography "Tarnation". Some of his latest projects include "The World Before Your Feet" (produced by Jesse Eisenberg) and the Maria Irene Fornes biography "The Rest I Make Up".
In addition to composing for film, Max records and performs under the name Camphor.