Composer, arranger & conductor Shirley Walker has passed away after suffering a brain aneurism. As a composer, she started scoring in the early 80, and worked on movies like "Memoirs of an invisible man", "Escape from LA", "Final Destination" & "Willard".
She worked with many composers as orchestrator, arranger & conductor, like Danny Elfman(Edward's scissorhands, Batman & Dick Tracy).
What's more, her talent served Hans ZIMMER on the amazing scores :
CHICAGO JOE & THE SHOWGIRL (Co-composer), BLACK RAIN (Conductor, Orchestrator), BIRD ON A WIRE (Conductor, Orchestrator), DAYS OF THUNDER (Conductor, Orchestrator), PACIFIC HEIGHTS (Conductor, Orchestrator), BACKDRAFT (Conductor, Orchestrator), A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (Conductor), RADIO FLYER (Conductor, Orchestrator), TOYS (Conductor, Orchestrator)
A really great talent has gone, Hans-ZIMMER.com's team would like to present its gratitude for her great work on film Music, and her precious help on scores we really love. All our thoughts go to her family and friends.
For the first time on Film, 'Sanctuary : Lisa Gerrard' (directed by Clive Collier) is an intimate portrait of Lisa Gerrard who shares her deepest most creative and emotional insights on all aspects of her life, beliefs and career.
=> Part 2 for our press conference with John POWELL in Ghent
=> Part 3 for the Soundtrack.net interview with Hans ZIMMER
2006, November 01
Bruce FOWLER scores for Robert DE NIRO
Composer Marcelo Zarvos and the famous Hans ZIMMER's orchestrator replace composer James HORNER on the next Robert De Niro's film, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, due to "creative differences" between the composer and the director.