Composer Klaus BADELT discusses his new blockbuster scores for POSEIDON and THE PROMISE, as well as looking back on his energetic, innovative scores for EQUILIBRIUM, ULTRAVIOLET, THE RECRUIT, CONSTANTINE (where he joined musical forces with Brian Tyler), THE PLEDGE, THE TIME MACHINE and INVINCIBLE. He also takes a unique look at his rise in the company of Hans ZIMMER.
According to the Gibraltar Films production, Hans ZIMMER would work on the next Werner Herzog's film : Rescue Dawn. Composer Richard Harvey will collaborate to the score and is using classical Asian musical instruments for the soundtrack.
Klaus BADELT would score for Heaven & Earth, the remarkable true story of the first woman doctor, who masqueraded as a man to pursue her career.
The website Aintitcool.com released an interview from composer Klaus Badelt regarding his work on the Chen Kaige's movie.
"(...) What we wanted to do, both the director and me, was to create a film which can be felt by a global audience. That’s actually why he asked me to do it. You must know that Chen Kaige, the director, is maybe here not quite as well known…but in China, he’s a superstar more than any Steven Spielberg is in this country. He’s on TV everyday, he has a very famous actress wife, and wherever I went with him in any restaurant in Beijing, there’s a long line of people waiting for autographs(...)"
Salt Lake Tribune released an article on the famous orchestrator/composer. "(...)Zimmer composes the music in small segments on computer and sends them to Fowler, who opens the file onto two large computer screens on his desk. The music looks like a complex graph, with colorful bars of varying heights stretching across both screens, signifying different instruments, pitches and dynamics.(...)"
When a film goes before the censors the usual result is that producers are asked to make changes to the images on screen, particularly if the film is of an adult or violent nature. Rarely, if ever, does a film’s soundtrack and score raise the eyebrows of the censors… until now. The producers of The Da Vinci Code, wanting their film to get a 12A rating in the UK, were flabbergasted to find that the BBFC were more than a little unhappy with the sound mix and the level of tension in Hans Zimmer’s score.
Walt Disney Records will release Hans Zimmer's original music for Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest on July 4. It will be a score album featuring the orchestral music Hans Zimmer begins to record at the Sony Scoring Stage in Los Angeles this week.