Spitfire Audio has announced availability of HZ02 - Hans Zimmer Percussion Los Angeles — the second virtual instrument instalment of Hollywood soundtrack supremo Hans Zimmer's take on his approach to cinematic percussion production for Native Instruments' Kontakt Player platform.
HZ02 features performances from Jason Bonham on his huge-sounding DW Vistalite drum kit, recorded at the epic-sounding Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox Film Studios (Century City, California) and the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage (Culver City, California), as well as a large concrete space within Zimmer's Remote Control Productions lot in Santa Monica, California, known as 'The Cathedral'.
Hans Zimmer to receive Lifetime Award at 10th Zurich Film Festival
The third International Film Music Competition will be held during the 10th Zurich Film Festival and will bring with it legendary cinema composer Hans
Zimmer, who will be honoured with a special Lifetime Award. The festival welcomes the presence of "a true
superstar of film music" on October the 1st, and the audience can look forward to a magnificent concert evening with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich performing excerpts from some of Hans Zimmer’s most legendary scores, such asthose for THE LION KING and GLADIATOR.
Here's the program : Suite from GLADIATOR
End Titles from DRIVING MISS DAISY
Suite from THE LION KING
Suite from INCEPTION
"Zoostres Breakout" from MADAGASCAR
"The End ?" from SHERLOCK HOLMES: GAME OF SHADOWS
"Roll Tide" from CRIMSON TIDE
The Distortion of Sound tackles the decline of sound quality that has been a natural result of the industry’s expansion and shift away from physical formats. It’s a short film—only around 20 minutes long—but there are some big names involved, including Snoop Dogg, Slash, Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, and Kate Nash.
Hans Zimmer Tribute at the Annenberg Raises $1.2 Million for Israel Philharmonic
Two giants in their respective fields, Hans Zimmer and Zubin Mehta, held court Wednesday night at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, where Zimmer was bestowed a lifetime achievement award by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, for which Mehta is co-chairman and holds the post of music director for life.
But it was Zimmer — perhaps the closest thing to a mogul in the scoring realm — who was clearly humbled by the honor. “I was a little nervous about a world-class orchestra playing Schubert (Symphonia N° 8, Unfinished) and Zimmer, and Schubert is a real composer,” Zimmer told Variety. “And just seeing how they really knew my stuff and they loved it. There was this bond.”
Hans Zimmer Revealed Concert Series Starts in London This October
The great Hans is launching a concert series. A press release has officially announced that "Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning" composer Hans Zimmer will kick off a concert series called Hans Zimmer Revealed in London this October, for two nights at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. Its a new trend to see more and more composers play concert series, with the likes of Clint Mansell, John Williams and Michael Giacchino performing sold out shows already. Next up is the one-and-only German composer Hans Zimmer, coming off of Winter's Tale and Amazing Spider-Man 2, not to mention Interstellar up next.