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Greetings sir Zimmer. I'll try to keep my comment short. I've been in love with Your music since Crimson Tide and The Rock movie, where I first heard Your master pieces. I own most of Your discography on CDs. I've been to Your concert in Bratislava, and I'm sorry for my boldness, but it was sheer disaster. Nothing Your fan would want. You made the worst of the worst out of some nice songs of Yours, You driven a lot of fans out of the hall in second half, not sure if You noticed, plenty of ViP places were vacant after. With hard heart I write this, but Your so called "concert" was the biggest disaster of my life. It has almost nothing in common with Your divine works, it was just a pure plunder for cash and money. I strongly suggest You use something like Symphonic Orchestra next time. What You did in Bratislava will forever be engraved in the souls of Your true fans, as a day You sold Your soul to some drum'n'bass, grunge and whatever-c*ap music You turned Your master pieces into.
I really wonder what kind of fan would buy a VIP seat, then be put off by the 1st half of the concert (which includes very faithful interpretations of The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean or Gladiator, among many others), in such a way that they would LEAVE at the intermission, consequently missing other classics such as True Romance, Rain Man, The Thin Red Line or Inception.
And if you really think his music would sound better with a symphonic orchestra... then your so called collection of CDs must be pretty thin... From the start Zimmer's music has been more about rock and electronics than classical music. Try to play Crimson Tide or The Rock or Broken Arrow or Inception with only a symphonic orchestra, good luck with that! It would sound nothing like the original.
You know nothing Bryan Fury ;) ...no seriously, the music in the concert was exactly like Hans' music is ment to be!
Ds: I actually sat in ViP lounge after first half, for a few minutes, since there were tons of free places, and the true ViP lounges [in the upper rim] were 60-80% empty. Sound in the upper ring was horrid, You couldn't hear a thing, just overwhelming and ultra low quality bass.
ViP places at the bottom were so so, but still, when the Batman theme started, I fleed, because it was nearly tearing my internal organs apart, how strong the bass were. His concert had absolutely nothing to do with his art. Crimson Tide had only a very part of the main theme composed within, there was his choir, which was very weak, all You could hear was always the drums and bass like hell. Lionking was some mix of Lionking 1 and 2 soundtrack, only one part, the first track and some pseudo theme from second. Pirates of Carribean were almost good, yes, they were enjoyable, but they still missed some crucial parts of the main theme. Afaik it was the dead mans chest intro theme, what was played on "concert". Davinci code was of no interest for me, indeed. I wasn't there for Inception, that part I miss [mombasa], it was an encore. I just left, alive, at the Batman theme. Also, back to Crimson Tide. That ending addition of drums was poor excuse for music. There was like few minutes of something that looked like Crimson Tide, and the rest of the track was just bashing into drums, without any notion or reminder of the original theme, nor soundtrack parts.
Whole concert wasn't concert at all, it was just a ruckuss, bashing into drums and totaly cra*tacular sounds stuck together.
Also, I was so dissapointed, there was no The Rock theme, it's one of his best opuses ever.
And I'm not sure if You're having some hearing issues, but Hans's soundtracks are mainly orchestral, vocal, and they have some rock parts in them, very neatly and softly incorporated. I'm listening to Zimmer's opus for almost two decades now, so I believe I still can differ among genres. And Hans's art has nothing to do with drum'n'bass nor grunge, afaik, with rock, yes, a lot, but very good incorporated rock, though mostly, it has to do with orchestral instruments [well, so speaking, he's doing or used to do most of his work on synths, in early 80/90s afaik.].
"And I'm not sure if You're having some hearing issues, but Hans's soundtracks are mainly orchestral, vocal"
Apparently I've been wrong for many many years... :O Thanks for pointing this out ! lol
Thanks for the lengthy answer Bryan, but your statement is full of mistakes. Apparently you think you know Hans' music, but it is pretty obvious you dont know it that good. Driving Miss Daisy and Sherlock Holmes were almost copy-pasted from the original tracks. Madagascar was a superior rearrangement and a great intro for the orchestra. Crimson Tide was like the original version, except they extended the climax (which is a spectacular idea). Then Angels and Demons sounded 100% like on album, with a drums intermede inserted in the middle (I net you thought that was still Crimson Tide, lol). Gladiator was a glorious 15min of all the very best pieces from that movie, faithfully arranged. Da Vinci Code was genuine beauty (but you had no interest in it, too bad for you). Then Pirates had the Jack theme, the love theme, an unreleased, fan-favourite cue (awesome gift to the fans, and proof that Hans knows very well how to please us), and then the famous theme everyone on this planet knows.
Dont tell me it is a cashgrab, it is an absolutely wonderful selection, with diverse styles and instrumentation.
Second part had very faithful arrangements of Man of Steel, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Inception, True Romance, Rain Man, Thin Red Line and Interstellar. Admittedly the Dark Knight was full of drums, distorsion, guitars in a very Dark, agressive mood, even more than in the official soundtrack, but those scores were pretty savage to begin with.
So dont blame Hans for being faithful to his music or his fans. Blame yourself for having such a poor knowledge of Hans Zimmer's music. My advise: re-listen to your collection, and purchase the dozens of albums you obviously never checked out :-)
I was at the Vienna concert this friday and it was breathtaking. 16000 people came and the crowd went absolutely crazy when the band started to play Dream Is Collapsing at the end. Nobody left before the end. The sound was amazing, I can't even think of one thing to complain about. If you're more into the likes of Hannibal, Last Samurai or Beyond Rangoon then this wasn't the concert for you but there were plenty of recordings from the two london concerts on youtube that would have warned you beforehand that it's going to be loud.
Gestern Abend in Graz durfte ich Sie live miterleben und war unglaublich begeistert. Tausend Dank, dass Sie und ihr Team ihr Talent mit uns teilen und wir so an ihrer Welt teilhaben dürfen. Ihre Musik live zu erleben war für mich und meinem Freund einfach eine große Bereicherung. Wir waren emotional äußerst ergriffen und wir wurden tief in unseren Herzen berührt. Ein riesiges Danke dafür und wir sind uns einig dass wir noch lange von ihrem Konzert zehren werden.
ich danke Ihnen für dieses außergewöhnliche Musikspektakel gestern Abend in Budapest. Ich war nicht schlecht erstaunt, als Sie zu Beginn über Ihre Hartneckigkeit erzählten, in Ihrer Filmmusik auch Chor zu verwenden. Bravissimo und Chapeau dafür. Weiterhin viel Erfolg wünscht Ihnen Wolfgang Ziegler, Präsident des Chorverband Österreich
Two years ago I made some big changes in my life. I got divorced, moved into my own apartment and went back to the university to finally become a special education teacher. This has been a dream for me for a long time, but I have never found the time to do something just for myself. I have soon finished my second year and by the next summer I will be able to help my students more. I´m specializing in helping young people who have trouble with reading and writing.
Now to the reason why I´m writing to you. I just wanted to say thank you for your beautiful music! Every time I´m going to write a text or a paper to hand in to the university I listen to the soundtrack to "Inception". I don´t know why, but that music makes it so much easier to write! I get inspired and the fingers just dances like water on the keyboard! So, thank you for helping me while struggling with all my homework! (To be honest, I think the music helps me dream a little bit about Leo too, but that´s a whole different story... ;)
Dear Hans Zimmer and team! My dream is for you to check my music, it would be such an honor. I want to create soundtracks to movies! Maybe you'll have a few minutes to listen to it? I have a lot of original music which I don't share much online yet. But I've got a few of my originals on YouTube! Maybe you will delete this message, but either way, would be an honor if you could at least listen to some of my music!!! Thank you for everything that you do! You're truly inspiring!!!! All the best, Yana Original: https://youtu.be/cpHPch9QhI4 Original 2: https://youtu.be/zqHfOAfYZwM
My boyfriend and I visited the Concert in Munic at 26th april. And i have to say: We were speechless!! The only thing we were able to do was starring at the stage and listen to this awesome concert. Respect tot he whole team, you guys are truly amazing! I hope i have another chance to visit a conert again.
My boyfriend said: „I will never hear such an amazing concert again in my whole life“ – and i think he’s right. There are so much feelings in this Music. We were really touched, exspecially „The Lion King“ touched us so much! Tears were running over our cheeks and there were goose bumps all over our bodies.
Keep going on like this, you Guys are truly amazing! It was such a wounderful evening!
Thank You so much Corinna
Hi Corinna! It's must be so great to hear Hans Zimmer live! If you like this kind of music, maybe you'll be interested to hear mine? There're more originals to come though, it's just the beginning! 😊 youtube.com/yanachernysheva
Sono stata al concerto di Zurigo del 9 maggio. E' stata una delle esperienze più memorabili della mia vita, il concerto è riuscito a superare tutte le mie alte aspettative, la sua musica ha forza, grande energia, è un'esperienza fisica e mentale che coinvolge tutti i sensi e ti pervade l'anima. Un vero genio. Paola
Yesterday, it was my birthday. Me and my wife went to Bratislava and enjoyed the amazing performance made by Hans Zimmer. Thanks a lot, Mr Zimmer for such a nice atmosphere you and your team created. I wish you all long live and inspiration for making more beautiful music!
Hello, can anybody tell me the name of the bass to the far left on stage?
Double bass ! Andy Pask !
So I collect: front (left to right) Andy Pask, Tina Guo, Rusanda Panfili, Aleksey Igudesman, Ann Marie Simpson (well Einzinger), Mike Einzinger, Czarina Russel, THE MASTER, Yolanda Charles, Guthrie Govan, Richard Harvey, Mel Wesson, Andrew Kawczynski. behind (left to right) Lucy Landymore, Nathan Stornetta, Nick Glennie-Smith, Satnam Ramgotra, Gary Kettel, Steve Mazzaro, Holly Madge. Background: 15 strings, 7 horns 24 Choir members
Danke für das großartige Konzert in Berlin. Es war einfach sensationell !! Mehr als 2 Stunden Gänsehaut. Eine Live-DVD der 2016er Tour wäre mehr als wünschenswert. Alles Gute weiterhin für den "Maestro" und das gesamte Team auf und hinter der Bühne !
Hallo und danke für das tolle Konzert in Köln! Der Sound war phantastisch und auch der LJ hat hat ganze Arbeit geleistet - einziger Wermutstropfen war, daß ich mich sehr über einen persönlichen Kontakt bei einer Signierstunde gefreut hätte, Ihre Signatur hätte sich sicher auf dem ein oder anderen Booklet sehr wohl gefühlt neben der von Lisa. Ich freue mich auf alles weitere aus Ihrer Feder und hoffe auf künftige Konzerte. MfG, Tobias
My name is Dmitry Kovalev, we recently rescued orca sandwiched ice floes on the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk (Sakhalin Island, Russia). We have successfully rescued the animal and want to make a video as we struggled with ice, standing in cold water. I ask permission to use the song in the album Rise Hans Zimmer - The Dark Knight Rises - OST. This is a non-profit project aimed to show people that they can help animals in severe situation for them! I really hope for your positive response! The short film will be used photos with this report and video made the night!
My small tip for the salvation of orca.
"The ice captivity":
His ears still stands weeping and killer whales. Crying literally tearing you apart, feeling that this is your baby cries and you are uncomfortable trying to help him, and you have bad it turns out. Feeling limited time to give to know salvation. tide time within which it was necessary to help get through the pile of Orca ice and get into clean water.
Floe tossed all that can only be used - hooks, hands, feet, pulling the rope, pushing the boat. We provide an approach to the orca, who was sitting on the rocks. "Wave," cried the elder. We have deployed a boat sideways to the orca, and the guys in the water, starting from the feet side pull it forward to salvation. I flew by hour hour was not to sleep. Tired, chosen on the shore, quickly warming up again in cold water, again on ice barricades. It was evident that the orca is exhausted to the limit, but even in this state has helped swimmers to move. They came to a standstill, stranding !!! blazed a new route. Cold and fatigue do their dirty work, but we are not retreating, we sought to bring the killer whale. Waves of increased boat in a drunken waltz began to wobble. On the breast of a camera in his hand a pole, a sleeve dripping water, but it is a trifle, which stopped paying attention. The guys in the water was even worse, some experienced involuntary shivering, but you can not give up! It remained the last ridge of ice, behind which there was clear water. Swim, native! Oh please! With these thoughts, where aloud to myself, where we continued to remove the animal from the labyrinth. Gritting his teeth, hits the ice floe, we take them on board the ship and take off in hand! The path is open! But why did not the killer whale swims ?! It turns out that the engine is heated !!!)))))) I do not know what the sound was like when he gathered himself and swam !!! Our jubilation knew no bounds! We shouted, shouted, cried and smiled at the same time! Orca proudly raised fin and headed for the open sea!
We were overwhelmed with intoxicating happiness of knowing that we saved someone's life !!! On the right side of the breakwater is slowly engaged colorful dawn! It was delightful!
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with respect, Dmitry Kovalev, member of the Russian Geographical Society, Sakhalin island, Russia my e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
the performance was wonderfull, but i must tell you that the volume was very loud, sometimes the music turned into a lot of combined noise instead of beautifull sound that i expected, some suites where just impressive, but sometimes you coult not here the chior because if the loud music, to bad because i came all the way from Rotterdam Holland.
it was an awesome show in Oberhausen and i gladly enjoyed every track you played along with your fantastic band members and the awesome orchestra and choir. You give a lot of people a magnificent time with these concerts and that is something truly wonderful. I wouldn't know what to do better, except maybe showing some snippets (or images) from the respective movies. Otherwise i'd love to see that concert on DVD again :)
Yesterday night in Paris I sat awestruck witnessing what may be the best concert I ever attended. Several masterpieces like the Interstellar suite, Knights of the Sang Real and Gladiator already made it a magical 2 hours, but what always gets me is your amazing work for Lion King.
You and Lebo M made shed some tears performing Lea Halalela, straight from the underated album Rythm of the Pride Lands you seem to have composed together before Disney adulterated it. Since I am 9 years old, Busa/Kube/It's time/Noyana have made my heart fill with emotions every time. I am a huge fan of Lebo M and would have loved to find more of his music here in Europe. Perhaps you can help me with this. It was great to see how complicit you two have grown over these 20 years.
I also find your work with the pipe organ for Interstellar absolutely groundbreaking and awesome. I hope you get to compose more pieces with this kind of atmosphere in the future; you have found a way to transcribe just how small humans are before the immensity of space, but how thrilling and emotional exploration can be. No one has done this before you.
And these are but a few of the feats you demonstrated before us last night. My most sincere thanks and congratulations to you and your fantastic orchestra. I wish you a great tour, but I am sure you will be overwhelmed with the positive reception.
Just go back home after your, how can i say in words, amazing wonderfull live tonight in Paris... My skin never felt this kind of feeling when i was inside your music. It's so magical the share with you this moment. Thx also for your words regarding terrorists attempt... this night will be in my mind forever. And your track "Time" is one of the best track i ever listened in my own life <3 Thx to exist we all need guy like you.
I read what you recently had to say about how difficult it was to do the music for "Batman vs. Superman", and how you won't do any more 'superhero' scores.
While I haven't the vaguest conception of how difficult it must be to compose new music, I wanted to say that I was very impressed with your new theme for Wonder Woman, and if you were to do a full score based on that theme alone, I would gladly pay $20 for it.
Regardless, I have been a huge fan for years and will continue to look forward to anything new that you do.
I was in Hamburg yesterday to attend your concert. I've been hoping this was going to get great, but I did not expect THAT!! It just blew me away. From the first second to the last note: Fantastic, mindblowing, magic - just perfect! Also your words about Heath Leadger and Aurora - GREATNESS! A huge Thank You to You and all the musicians for this unforgettable night YOU HAVE TO RECORD A LIVE DVD... I promise I'd buy at least 10. One for me and 9 for the coming birthdays of friends...