On october the 2., The Royal Albert Hall (London) welcame the Classic Brit Awards ceremony which honored Hans ZIMMER for the category "BEST COMPOSER" for his work on THE DARK KNIGHT RISES & MAN OF STEEL, also the category "OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC".
GLADIATOR live to projection performance with Lisa GERRARD
The city of Luzern (Switzerland) will welcome a live performance during the projection of the movie GLADIATOR on May, the 2-3-4 2014. " The 150 participants of the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the 21st Century as well as the vocal soloist Lisa Gerrard make this film a concert performance under the direction of Ludwig Wicki to an equally impressive as unforgettable experience."
Upcoming release of Hans' Percussion library : Spitfire HZ01 Percussion
HANS ZIMMER is one of the most successful, influential and prolific film composers of his generation. Having won countless awards (including an Oscar accompanied by an embarrassment of academy nominations). HZ’s scores have underscored a generation of hugely successful films, that have turned over billions of dollars, countless awards and critical acclaim. Hans has defined not only a compositional style, but also production approach and sonic innovation that has influenced a generation of composers.
Hans trailblazed and combined early sample technology with orchestral elements which defined a new age of writing for screen big and small. He created the opportunity for composers to represent their intentions to directors before recording the orchestra itself. He made orchestras cool again. In so doing he also innovated and pushed the envelope of a new orchestral genus.
It is often forgot that by developing this technological approach he also provided a roadway for creatives the world over with dreams of orchestral compositions to realise them without years of theoretical study.
Spitfire Audio are delighted and honoured to present a series of products produced by Hans Zimmer and his diamond class team of grammy winning engineers, musicians and technicians. Where Hans Zimmer’s style approach to sonic creation is often copied or emulated we’re proud to present to the world at large HZ’s definitive take on his trailblazing approach to cinematic percussion production. Herein lies not an emulation or synthesis of his approach, but a recreation. The same studio, musicians, instruments, signal chain and talented engineers, sitting alongside a decade of experience, innovation and refinement overseen in every detail by Hans himself. The same excrutiating attention to detail, perfection but most importantly the endless choice for tweakability and customisation you’d expect of the greatest of sound-smiths.