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Jackman has always been my favorite of his "generation" of RC composers (in which I also include Balfe, Djawadi, Örvarsson, Margeson and Streitenfeld - the ones who broke out about a decade ago). I think he's the best orchestral writer other than Powell and I always appreciate the clean, organic sound of his scores - like with Powell's scores, Jackman's orchestra always sounds real and clearly distinct from the electronics, unlike Balfe and Zimmer himself who use samples a lot more and blur things in the middle. That's true even of scores of his I don't like, such as Winter Soldier.<br><br>I do wish he'd stop stripping the electronics off of tracks for his album releases though. That seems like a strange way to address the criticisms he got for Winter Soldier - kind of missing the point.Any plans for a concert in Denmark (Boxen, Herning) ?I like this score!!!<br><br>Henry is very good in my opinion. I always liked his scores even when others didn't.<br><br>And I'm really excited for Jumanji: The Next Level!!!Neither Romer or Balfe are scoring Bond 25I want to say that test screening version of Ghost in the Shell deleted one geisha character who was under orders of Cutter to follow the Major  and in the original third act, she fought Aramaki when he stormed into Cutter's Holo room after killing his guards. Aramaki survives and the scene continues as shown. Because of the poor reception of what I call "The Philosophical Cut", the geisha character was removed and there were quick reshoots of all of  the conversations between Cutter and Aramaki minus the geisha character involvement.
The report about Romer leaving wasn't even confirmed, so I think it's just people wanting the expected to happen at this point.lol no he’s notLast week, the IMDb page said Joseph Trapanese is scoring it and next week some other composer will probably be listed there. Amazing that some people still think of IMDb as a reliable source for this kind of info.More Cannons!, 2:14 - Jack Sparrow theme from PotC?Ramin Djawadi will compose The Eternals
Well, "No Time To Die" (Bond 25) is being scored by Dan Romer. So, No; he is not scoring it.This is Balfe’s best music yet for sure and shows a side to his musical skills we don’t get to hear much I think.<br>It’s been interesting reading posts about Balfe doing Bond.Has he confirmed yet if he is ?Why would I ever do that ?<br><br><br>Tracklist is the real one... -_-New trailer for the Sonic movie.<br>https://youtu.be/szby7ZHLnkAIs there any chance of a concert in London?
i mean, the page, would you update with the tracklist posted years ago?What.Un artiste qui a une force mais d'une puissance ! Bravo depuis la France !@Hybrid would you update the complete score with the new tracklist? Thankswhat happened here?. Track 4 Bunker Bust and Track 14 River mission are the exact same track. The game itself has a couple of good themes that didn't make it onto the album.
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Leonid Titov reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-17 15:47:37
Dear all,
I'm seeking publishing rights to "Maestro" composition by Hans Zimmer (there's a synch request for it).
It used to be controlled by Universal Music Publishing in the past. But now the publisher seems to have changed and I cannot find it.
Do you have any idea about it?

Many thanks and regards,

Leonid.

Cody Ortz reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-16 18:22:42
Hello Mr. Zimmer,

I'm a huge admirer of your work and have used some of your orchestration ideas in many of my own compositions! As I'm sitting here listening to some of your tracks, I wonder how you work through your compositional ideas--essentially, how do you take an idea and put it to music?

The reason I ask is because classical composers (Beethoven, for instance) have sketchbooks that we can observe and see their compositional process. But since composers started using technology to write, these "sketches" aren't around. I guess what I'm asking is what would your sketchbook look like?

Thanks!
Cody
codyortzmusic.simdif.com

cody reply Replies: 1 || 2014-02-14 02:47:19
what software does han zimmer use for his music production


MacArthur2014-02-14 03:57:38
I think at one point he did use logic pro.

Michael reply Replies: 2 || 2014-02-09 12:29:16
I am madly in search of the greek sounding theme from the little 1987 thriller "The Wind"/aka "Edge of Terror". Hans Zimmer took part in the credits and I think, he wrote that wonderful piece of music. But can't find it anywhere on CD. Does anyone know something about it or where to get it?

Thanks, Michael


Antas, Webmaster2014-02-09 18:55:17
It has never been released on CD. You should by the DVD and rip the score from it


Michael2014-02-09 22:24:27
Bad news, but thanks very much for answering. Now I know, I can stop my searching. The DVD is already mine.

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-05 17:24:47
Working on new streaming players on the site (cover versions page...). Let me know if It doesn't work for you :)

Daniel reply Replies: 1 || 2014-01-31 15:49:12
How does one start learning the trade? Classical music and movie scores are all I enjoy listening to, and I want to do something in the music field for a lifetime gig. But I have no idea where to start, being a freshman in highschool.


Anonymous2014-02-02 14:18:10
compose, compose and compose some more. Offer your services to amateur filmmakers looking for a composer

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2014-02-02 06:33:56
What's that Daft Punk helmet thing doing at the top right portion of the website?

Christine Kremer reply Replies: 2 || 2014-01-17 03:08:01
Does Hans take auditions?


trent easton navarro2014-01-28 19:18:45
Not yet, but this year he's planning on starting his own talent show, America's Next Top Composer


Edmund Meinerts2014-01-28 20:54:06
Would that make Zimmer the film music equivalent of Simon Cowell? Forcing dozens upon dozens of vanilla, identical-sounding musicians onto the scene? :p

Disclaimer for the sensitive: that was a JOKE, and not necessarily what I think of Zimmer or RCP. ;)

Jena reply Replies: 5 || 2014-01-28 07:37:57
Mr. Zimmer,
I just wanted to inform you how excited I am that you will be composing the music for the upcoming film Divergent. Can't wait to hear it!


Edmund Meinerts2014-01-28 10:41:36
I'm afraid you're mistaken...the music for Divergent will be composed by one Junkie XL (along, it seems, with pretty much every other film coming out in 2014).


Macejko2014-01-28 11:11:35
Why can't people just think...


0-cool2014-01-28 11:35:39
what other movies is junkie XL scoring?


Hybrid Soldier2014-01-28 11:53:19
Click on his profile here and you'll know...


0-cool2014-01-28 12:03:58
Mad Max is coming in 2015, not this year

Linar reply Replies: 4 || 2014-01-20 17:58:03
Hello, I'm your biggest fan. I would be glad if you send me your photo
with autograph. Thank you in advance. From Russia with love.

My adress:
Russian Federation
Republic of Bashkortostan
450098 Ufa
Bul'var Tyul'kina str. 7/3-16
My name is Linar Akhmetianov


Ds2014-01-20 20:17:55
You're wrong, I am his biggest fan... Sorry :/


isildur2014-01-20 23:25:20
LOL


MacArthur2014-01-20 23:35:08
Haha


badbu2014-01-21 20:48:50
:D

Anton reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-17 20:38:13
Hallo, Herr Zimmer! Ich war sehr von Ihrer Musik inspiriert! Sie sind wahnsinnig talentierter Komponist! Ich würde gerne wissen, werden Sie in der nächsten Ankündigung in der Welt oder in Russland Konzerte?

Monika Schmidt reply Replies: 4 || 2013-10-14 18:10:02
Lieber Hans Zimmer,

ich will ihnen von ganzem Herzen meinen Dank ausrichten.
Ihre Musik ist einfach wunderbar, wundertoll. Sie haben so vielen meiner Lieblingsfilmen die Musik verliehen und somit auch die Emotionen und Gefühle, die sich in den Filmen aber auch in uns widerspiegeln. Sie haben jedem der Filme eine Seele gegeben, eine Geschichte, ein Gefühl.
Sie haben die Figuren durch ihre Musik zum leben erweckt, denn ohne Musik würden sie nur einfache Animationen sein. Sie lassen uns durch die Musik die Gefühle der Figuren spüren.
Ihre Musik ist besser als, jeder Song, der in den Charts auf Platz eins war oder ist, denn in jedem ihrer Stücke ist ein Teil ihrer Seele vorhanden, man kann dies spüren. Ich kann ihre Musik stundenlang hören ohne dabei ein Gefühl der Eintönigkeit zu bekommen. Mittlerweile kann ich nur noch ihre Musik und die von ihrem Kollegen, John Powell, hören. Mehrmals erwische ich mich, wie ich bei meinen Lieblingsstücken vor Freude lächle oder sogar weine. Sie inspirieren mich jeden Tag aufs neue. Das tolle an ihrer Musik ist, dass obwohl sie einige male ein und die selbe Melodie benutzen, wie zum Beispiel im Film Kung Fu Panda 2, diese sich aber immer voneinander unterscheiden, denn mit jedem mal kommen andere Gefühle mit ins Spiel. Die Schönheit ihrer Musik ist eigentlich gar nicht in Worten auszudrücken. Man kann dies nur fühlen. Wenn ich ein Bild zu ihrer Musik malen sollte, dann würde es kunterbunt sein, aber nicht so, dass es dreckig aussieht, sondern leuchtend, sauber, klar. Sie und ihre Musik sind mehr wert, als alles Gold, Silber der Welt. Sie sind einfach unbezahlbar. Genauso wie ihr Orchester, die ihren zauberhaften Noten klang gegeben haben.
Mit diesem Brief schreibe ich wohl einige der vielen Gedanken auf, die jeder Fan von ihnen hat. Diese Gedanken sind aber viel zu viele, als dass man sie aufschreiben könnte. Würde man sie alle aufschreiben, wäre das daraus entstandene Buch die „Bibel“ für Hans-Zimmer-Fans.

Ich danke ihnen Hans Zimmer. Ich danke ihnen, und ihren Eltern, dass es sie gibt. Ich danke ihnen, dass sie ihre Bestimmung in der Musik gefunden haben. Ich danke ihnen, dass sie mich inspirieren, mich zum lachen, weinen bringen. Ich danke ihnen, dass sie so tollen Filmen die Musik geben. Ich danke ihnen, dass sie genau ihr Orchester gewählt haben.

Ich danke ihnen Hans Zimmer.
Für Alles. &#9829;


Phil2013-10-14 18:28:47
Ich hätte es selber nicht besser ausdrücken können! :)


Michael Keßler2014-01-10 21:26:28
Hallo Monika,
Wir sind Seelenverwandt :-) Du hast das sehr schön beschrieben, mir geht es genauso.
Gruß Michael


badbu2014-01-10 21:38:43
schön geschrieben ;)


Zimson2014-01-11 06:56:45
Wirklich sehr schön :) Seit kurzem bin ich begeisterst von The Last Samurai. Unglaublich, was man mit Musik alles machen kann.
- "Mittlerweile kann ich nur noch ihre Musik und die von ihrem Kollegen, John Powell, hören."
Mir geht es genauso, habe schon ewig die Top 40 charts nicht mehr angerührt.
Someone should send this to Hans, he would be glad to read that. :)

Michael Keßler reply Replies: 0 || 2014-01-10 21:02:03
Hallo Herr Zimmer,
Ich möchte einfach mal Danke sagen für die fantastische Musik, sie sind der Beethoven des 21. Jahrhunderts! DANKE !
Viele Grüße aus Thüringen

Manveer Gill reply Replies: 3 || 2013-12-28 23:01:07
Dear Mr. Zimmer,
I was just requesting if you could make Washington, one of the songs from 12 years a slave, a 3 minute piece, since it is quite amazing.


Russel2013-12-28 23:04:38
What you could try and do by yourself is maybe make your own extended version, I agree it is very short. It is just a part where Solomon gets out of the Carriage and Arrives at Washington. So, that's why the cue is called "Arrival at Washington". And, I am pretty sure the film version, or the one played within the film is actually shorter than what is on the Original Soundtrack/FYC Score. I have not seen the film though, only have watched that scene, in the Roundtable interview. Which, is actually very interesting to watch. The 40 minute interview flew by! Learned a lot, I think. Hope this helps :)


ham2014-01-02 14:03:09
anyone know what piano plugin hans use?


Russel2014-01-02 19:32:25
For what?

Minseo Jang reply Replies: 0 || 2013-12-21 20:56:17
Dear Mr Hans Zimmer. Hello. I am Minseo Jang, a student of University of Suwon in Republic of Korea. I have a urgent request. Recently, the headmaster of my college is suspected of several corruptions. So I decided to make documentary about it and working on it. I don't want to make any money from this and All I need is to make everyone noticed in school. I found your music from 'Dark knight Rise' is quite fitted with my small film. So I wish you to allow me to use several ones. I hope to receive good news. With my respects, MS J.

ian lee reply Replies: 0 || 2013-11-26 20:47:59
Dear hans zimmer,
I was watching a movie 'the burning plain' and i was facionated by one wonderful soundtrack done by you and omar rodriguez ropez, 'are you coming?'. This song is the best soundtrack ever in my life, so i really wanted to download and keep the mp3 file in my music folder and i did it. But the point is, all music files i have searched and downloaded through out the internet were recorded with the movie sound effects such as car door's closing sound and airplane engine sound effect. It bothers me concentrating to the original song it self.( .. would you mind telling me the way how to get an original sound of 'are you coming' ? I will appreciate very much...

Akos Tomena reply Replies: 1 || 2013-07-11 18:02:32
Hello Mr. Zimmer and Fellas!
I have also made and played a tune with trumpet.
I hope you'll like it:
https://soundcloud.com/akostomena/sunrise

Cheers,
Akos from Hungary.


Ákos Tomena 2013-11-20 22:50:22
If you have not enough time in a job, I would gladly help. :-) a new piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mN3PC1tYgM&feature=youtube_ gdata_player

Carolyn Bruce reply Replies: 0 || 2013-11-11 12:01:38
Was watching the movie "Shame", music composed by Harry Escott. The song, "Unravelling", has been lifted, as far as I can tell, note-by-note, from your song,"Journey to the Line" from "The Thin Red Line".

Geraldine Paula reply Replies: 0 || 2013-10-30 12:53:18
Hallo Herr Zimmer,

wann darf meine Stimme mit ihren Noten verschmelzen ?

Ich singe seit Kindesbeinen: dank meiner Mama und Olivier Messiens, der mich in Avignon in seinen Kinderchor geholt hatte. Seither habe ich auf der klassischen Ebene agewirkt, allerdings immer nur nebenberuflich.

Meine Seele ruft nach ihrer Musik. Wann darf ich mit ihnen verschmelzen. Gehen sie gerne auf meine Facebook Seite oder Soundcloud, dort sind einige Soundproben in modernem Musikstil hinterlegt.

Facebook: Pauline Haller

https://soundcloud.com/markus_engel/come-closer-entwurf?utm_ source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

Stephan Hirzel reply Replies: 1 || 2013-10-28 22:41:51
How to book you for a concert in Dubai??

Stephan
MD
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Stephan Hirzel2013-10-28 22:46:00
stephan@quickandunique.com

Simon Böldl reply Replies: 6 || 2013-10-16 19:23:19
Hello Hans Zimmer,
im fascinated by your music. It´s wonderful. Im playing videogames (Beyond Two Souls) and without your music it isn´t so well...
So thanks for your music.

Much greetings from me out of Bavaria.
Simon Böldl

PS: Vieleicht könnten Sie mir einen Soundtrack für unsere YT Webseite machen ;)


Edmund Meinerts2013-10-16 20:06:53
Why do I keep seeing/hearing claims that Zimmer worked on Beyond: Two Souls? He didn't, did he? Beyond "music producer" whatever that means?


Simon Böldl2013-10-17 21:32:47
Yes, he worked on the videogame Beyond: Two Souls. All of the music is by him.


Mike2013-10-17 21:43:26
No, the music in Beyond: Two Souls was composed by Lorne Balfe.


Macejko2013-10-17 21:45:45
You have four options, Simon:
1) Do your research.
2) Stop living in an illusion.
3) Stop trolling.


MacArthur2013-10-18 07:22:48
It is fair to say that with all the media out there saying Zimmer did it he has reason to believe that is is.

But Simon it is done by Lorne Balfe


Simon Böldl2013-10-25 15:34:43
Here is a quote from www.cinemablend.com:
"Lorne Balfe and Hans Zimmer worked together on the soundtrack to the new game, written and directed by David Cage, Beyond: Two Souls ."

They worked together.

Arjang Hamburg reply Replies: 0 || 2013-10-24 00:36:52
Sehr geehter Herr Zimmer. Ich bedanke mich für ihre Musik die
Mich sehr geprägt hat. Ich habe mir sogar ihre soundtracks angehört
Ohne die filme gesehen zu haben :-). Es ist erstaunlich dass sie so verschiedene soundtracks komponiert haben und trotzdem jedesmal ihre alt bekannte Note mit rein bringen. Vorallem möchte ich mich dafür bedanken dass sie Komponisten wie Klaus Badelt oder Ramin djawadi gefördert haben.
Es erfüllt mich mit Stolz dass ein deutscher der beliebteste Komponist der welt ist, und dies gilt doppelt für Ramin djawadi, da wir beide die selben wurzeln haben. Hören sie bitte nie auf mit der Musik und wenn es möglich ist, würde ich mich sehr über eine welt Tournee freuen um sie evtl in Hamburg live zu erleben.
Hochachtungsvoll Arjang

Simon Böldl reply Replies: 0 || 2013-10-17 21:33:56
Hey,
does anybody know when Hans Zimmer comes to Germany (Munic) or Austria(Vienna) in 2014?

Junaid Khawaja reply Replies: 0 || 2013-10-12 09:26:28
Hi Hans Zimmer,
I am Junaid Khawaja from Pakistan a big fan of your movie, game and theatre soundtracks. I am not a musician, music composer, lyricist, singer or anything else like that. I am just a song lover and writing this to you because I just love your music. I am crazy to have all of that. I maintain a list of your works at SoundCloud.com nothing more than that.
I don’t offer to download music freely. I just share the sounds to my SoundClouds’ profile from other public profiles. I can’t afford to buy your soundtracks. I am just writing to you because I want to listen all the work of you and will never share it to someone or upload to the profiles it’s my promise. Can I have all the soundtracks produced by you?
Love from Pakistan. I would love to hear from you as soon as possible.
Please,
Junaid Khawaja

JamesT reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-23 21:12:35
Harry and Halli's score to The East is now available on iTunes. Very nice!!

Yuri reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-20 02:53:35
—(••÷[ Hi Mr. Zimmer ]÷••)—

I’m Italian, i have 18 years old and I'm an amateur, an person who would like to do always to realize the own dream and be a composer. Unfortunately i'm surrounded by the wrong persons. Even if i want to learn and study for the job, i never would realize this route. Even if it will be challenging i have some potentialities and i want to realize my dream. I'm ready for whatever!

Here, some compositions that i just concluded:

soundcloud.com/young-flayer/darkness-takes-over



E-mail: yurifiorini@hotmail.it

JamesT reply Replies: 1 || 2013-09-19 19:25:32
I just read that a soundtrack for 12 Years A Slave is due out October 15th -- a few places on-line are reporting that? Anyone know anything about this?


Mike2013-09-19 23:37:17
Not sure, but Zimmer posted on Facebook that one website listed the score as one of the reasons to see the film. It'd be kinda mean of him to tease us like that. But then, maybe that's the idea: he wants us to go watch the film, not just go buy an album.

Doug reply Replies: 2 || 2013-09-08 07:23:25
Mr Zimmer, the version of Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire instumental you created for Mission Impossible 2, with acoustic guitar and orchestra was fantasic. I wish you would compose a complete song out of this. I think it would be very popular.

One criticism though...you give no credit to Cash or the song in the film credits, while at the same time you've gone after web posters, e.g. youtube, to keep your music from being shared. A bit hipocritical to me. It was only by reading comments under one of these posts that identified the song's origin.


MacArthur2013-09-08 07:30:01
I didn't hear that in the score so i don't know what you are talking about. and also maybe that is not what he was trying to do. like me I compose some stuff or progressions sound so good you just have to use them, and then you listen to a score and then you hear the very same progression and think hey that sounds like mine it might be something where he doesn't even realize that he's doing it. It just sounded good so he went with it.


Doug2013-09-08 09:27:29
MacArthur, it actually plays twice in the movie and is very short the longest piece of it is played at the end of the movie when Ethan meets Nahya in the park. I plays right before the Mission Impossible theme song at the end.

You may be right about Zimmer just composing it without realizing the connection. His version varies enough in tempo and instrumental content that I didn't realize it was the Ring of Fire...I just know it sounded familiar. I think Zimmer could make this short piece into a much longer (e.g. 5 min) full length song without too much trouble. It's a really beautiful song the way he has done it.

Blake Conklin reply Replies: 0 || 2013-09-05 00:16:15
Your compositions for Man of Steel were amazing. Every single track fit perfectly with the movie! I had to buy your man of steel album, it was too good to pass up!

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