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HI Hans and gang,<br><br>You are exactly the kind of hero I like - an unsung hero !<br><br>Your music is brilliant. Gladiator, Last Samurai, and my all time favourite Black Rain. The closing theme is just unforgettable, where did you get the inspiration ?Complete score?Well personally I think there's some middle ground in all that's being said... Hans isn't totally honest with this sentence. But his scores are not the "I drop you a piano theme and do the scores for me" either.Hans: "I mean, *on all of these scores* I have at one time or another played every single note. But unfortunately the story of me just sitting there by myself and writing is far less exciting and scandalous than the idea of assistants and ghostwriters."<br><br>Hence my earlier comment...Hans has most of the time written at least the basic versions of all the cues we're hearing, and his buddies, while working substantially, aren't "writing the whole score." Zimmer scores *are* Zimmer scores, even if they're not completely and totally Zimmer to the exclusion of anyone else's ideas.People who complain about additional composers, look at other composers most of the time we don't even know at least one of theirs. They don't even give credits. For Hans' scores the names are always there. You just have to open your eyes and look. <br><br>And people who say that "Hans can't write real complex Orchestral Scores", well you really are not familiar with his work. One doesn't simply become one of the most famous composers in the world just by writing "simple" stuff.
vced, I see your point, but it raised another question in my mind: if Lorne Balfe really composed (almost) the whole of Madagascar 3 or Kung Fu Panda 2... then why are they both so much more enjoyable than Home or Penguins? I think this is an evidence than Zimmer's role is a lot more important than some people would believe.I never blamed Hans when I thought credit wasn't due. Why would he put Lorne as a "producer" on the screen if he wanted to hide him. He never attempted to take credit for Pirates 1, while Monty Norman and John Barry sued themselves over decades, lol.<br><br>I guess the reason why some fans are upset is that they fall in love with the music and then once they already got attached to thought of: " This Hans Zimmer is brilliant!", they find out that not everything is Hans Zimmer. Something is Jim Dooley, or Geoff Zanelli, or Lorne Balfe. <br><br>I guess it's just badly communicated with the fans and for lack of information they start to make up conspiracy theories like how Hans tries to take world domination.<br>I mean, it really got better. <br>Since anyone barely buys a CD today no one can open a booklet and see who else worked on the score. For chappie he put Steve and Andrew on the front cover.<br>Great move if only 2 people helped him out, but how about 7 people? Guess that would look a bit crowded then. :P (And recently they added credits for some scores on spotify.)<br>I think he could reach most people through facebook if he sometimes posts stuff like:"Hey, check out some music by Lorne Balfe, he worked with me on TDKR."<br><br>Sorry for the wall of text but I wanted to write this for a long time. :)<br><br>BAM. The man has spoken.Hans was interviewed by his daughter recently...<br><br>Zoe : "Does it piss you off when people question the way the studio works? In terms of having people write for you—you know, when it’s made out to be Hans Zimmer’s Musical Sweatshop?"<br><br>Hans : "Well,they can’t have it both ways. Because on the one hand I get knocked for “sounding the same,” which of course doesn’t actually make any sense—look at the films I did with Ridley [Scott], and that’s just one filmmaker: Thelma & Louise doesn’t sound anything like Gladiator, which doesn’t sound anything like Black Hawk Down, which doesn’t sound anything like Hannibal, which doesn’t sound anything like Black Rain, which doesn’t sound anything like Matchstick Men…"<br><br>Zoe : "I really liked Matchstick Men."<br><br>Hans : "So did I, but I think we were the only ones. So anyway, on the one hand there’s obviously a very strong imprint in the architecture of the studio, and on the other hand… I mean, you already know all of this. I write these pieces and they’re very complete, everything’s done on them—the orchestration, everything. But like everybody, I need assistants. I’m the architect, but I need a couple of bricklayers, y’know? Do you think Michelangelo painted every square inch of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel? Probably not—it would have killed him if he had to do it all by himself!"<br><br>Zoe : "Fair enough. So do you think people who make those assumptions are just uninformed about the system? Because assisting and writing additional music is basically how you get your foot in the door, right?"<br><br>Hans : "Well, yes and no. It didn’t really used to be like that. When I got to Hollywood it was slightly different. The studios had orchestrators and arrangers on staff, and they never really got credit for anything. They were just “Backroom Boys.” So now I really do fight for credits for people, even really small credits. It’s important to me that people get to participate, and that they get credit and that they are visible, so I really do fight fort hem. They might not be the architects, but it’s still their time that they give me, that they give to these projects."<br><br>Zoe : "Interstellar was all you though, wasn’t it?"<br><br>Hans : "All me. Interstellar nobody got to write a single note on other than me. And although a lot of musicians played on it, one of the things we tried to preserve was the singularity of my touch and my vision, and literally me playing every note. I mean, on all of these scores I have at one time or another played every single note. But unfortunately the story of me just sitting there by myself and writing is far less exciting and scandalous than the idea of assistants and ghostwriters."<br><br>:DNope. It's not there.<br><br>You'll find it in the film, buried in the SFX and dialogue of the scene. It's not cleanly available. Maybe if the recording sessions ever leak out, you'll get it, but until then, no, it's not available.
vced, I used to think just like that, but the fact is, even if another composer (Lorne) has his name on every cue in an HZ score, the fact is we really don't know how much Hans may or may not have done...Very frequently, the material that gets turned into cues will have already been written by Hans in some unreleased suite, or Hans will have done 80-90% of the cue before Lorne (or whoever) finishes it. <br><br>There's more to these scores than meets the eye, and while Hybrid admitted Hans wasn't focused on Madagascar 3 very heavily, it's impossible to jump to the conclusion that he barely writes anything on his scores. We simply don't know, and more often then not, in cases where I've formerly thought, "Oh, Hans had nothing to do with that music," he actually wrote most of it.Prob coz Hans has barely seen the game. Turned up, wrote a one minute rough sketch of chord progressions, so they could get his name on the cover, then they wheeled in Lorne to actually turn it into a piece of real orchestral music.<br><br>I don't care personally, because we know the true story on this site. I admire Hans. He knows he can't write real "complex" orchestral stuff so he gets Lorne and dooley to help him out. Why not get help from your friends? Don't get the obsession some have with people having to work alone. <br><br>But sometimes I wonder how Lorne feels about it. He's clearly a talented and capable orchestral composer and arranger yet gets second billing on all the juicy projects. He basically did the whole of madagascar 3, really popular film, but Hans who wrote 5 minutes of piano sketches, gets all the credit, while he gets stuck with the penguins film no one saw. He does half of Inception, gets second billing, but gets landed with Terminator. From what Hybrid said recently he basically did kung fu panda 2 single handedly, yet again his solo credits are junk like "home". <br><br>I really want him to get a really big film that critics love. He deserves it!Well you know Hans in promo videos... He doesn't force himself much ! haha...How did they get Hans to praise this game to the skies, lol. This looks like any other generic fantasy RPG out there.Classic. Glad to have this too.
I have two question,please answer them<br>Music that play when electro died isnt in album? And where I can find that music?,its veryyy niceee<br>answer pleaseeeee"That worked well in Bourne 3..."<br><br>Yeah, after realizing the full extent of Greengrass' temping in that one, I feel confident we'll hear plenty of Powell music anyways. :PHi Hybrid,<br>Do you know which is the music/track from this Expanded Score played at the end of the movie, when Lecter is in the plane with the boy child ?Yes there will but I guess when the game gets released... But so far it has no release date ! :)Will it be an official release? Like iTunes etc.
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Luigi reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-28 20:07:34
Hello to all. I'm looking for the lirics that the chorus sings in the music called "the hearth of volunteeres" or "December 7" belonging to the movie "Pearl Harbour". It 'a long time that I try, without success. Do you have any advice?

Mini reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-18 09:33:52
Hello. My church choir ( in south korea) wants to sing" deliver us" at our christmas concert. Can we able to get scores with instruments all parts?? Thank you!!

Batman reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-17 21:24:00

Hi guys! Does Hans Zimmer going to do a concert somewhere in the nearby future?

Erica reply Replies: 3 || 2012-10-09 15:28:35
How many film scores has Herr Zimmer composed? I'm attempting to compose a presentation for my German class about him.


bongo2012-10-09 16:40:46
Go here and count how many different movies there are (only those with "composer" in the brackets), and that should be the number:
www.hans-zimmer.com/index.php?rub=discography&bt=2&numid=1


Erica2012-10-09 22:23:12
Thank you Bongo!


Batman2012-10-17 21:23:32
Hi guys! Does Hans Zimmer going to do a concert somewhere in the nearby future?

Radik reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-09 16:23:53
What a coincidence, just yesterday I presented about him in my class, the teacher gave me an A :)) he said I had the best work :DDD

Roger reply Replies: 0 || 2012-10-01 20:23:50

Electric pop harp!

Hi Hans Zimmer,

I'am a musician from Holland, and produced a song with my electric harp, with many instruments all over the world...

I like to share it with you.

soundcloud.com/rogierverrijt/electric-harp-song-with
soundcloud.com/rogierverrijt/orchestral-remix-of-the
soundcloud.com/rogierverrijt/arabic-remix-of-the-electric

Roger

Nate Combs reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-20 03:06:29
Thank you for all you do! Hans Zimmer and John Powell are my two favorite composers. You have inspired and influenced some of my recent work, and I listen to you pretty much every day. So again I say thanks!

Ron J Ward reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-18 15:43:36
Hello,
I am a composer myself. And I was just wondering how long it took to compose "Harvey Two-Faced.
From the first note to the point just before the recording.

Cheers!

Matthew Gerlach reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-11 05:20:49
I was wondering if can borrow some of songs?

Cédric Baravaglio reply Replies: 1 || 2006-08-10 00:00:00
Hi, i would like to know how can i send some self made classical music to Mr Zimmer, to get a feedback from a great composer.

Thanx a lot

Cédric Baravaglio - zhoubarava@bluewin.ch


Cedric Baravaglio2012-09-07 03:11:26
Hello, the person who wrote this is not me. Please delete the post.

If i wanted some feedback i would have asked Mr Zimmer directly ;)

Hanjo Gäbler reply Replies: 1 || 2012-09-05 18:07:45
Hallo Herr Zimmer,
ich weiß, daß die Chancen null-komma-eins stehen sie persönlich an die Tastatur oder ans Telefon zu bekommen, aber ich probiere es doch einmal aus als Landsmann. Mein Name ist Hanjo Gäbler und ich bin seid ich Teenager bin ein großer Fan Ihrer Musik. Ich bin Berufsmusiker seid ich 19 Jahre alt bin und jetzt quasi mit 34 auch in der Filmmusik angekommen. Ich würde Sie gern einmal um Gehör bitten und ein bis zwei Fragen stellen. Hätten Sie unwarscheinlicher Weise einmal Zeit für mich? Nur 2-3 Minuten?
mit freundlichen Grüßen, Ihr Hanjo Gäbler


Hanjo2012-09-05 18:08:42
Meine Emailadresse lautet gaebler@funkworld.de

E.U. reply Replies: 1 || 2012-09-04 15:16:41
Hello sir. I'm orchestral uplifting trance composer and producer. Your every track gives me so inspiration,aspecially Dark Knight Triology OSTs. I wish that i would be your student and learn so much stuffs from you, whatever it is just dream :( .How can i send my tracks and productions to you ?


mittens2012-09-04 16:28:41
hello, I am not Hans Zimmer, but I think know the answer to your question: unfortunately people at RCP have the policy not to open music cds that they get from random people because of a fear of copyright issues. Even if you send them your cd they will have to return it to you unopened. And all that because a long time ago some amateur composer sent his work to some movie composer and the movie composer used his music as his own and later got sued for it by that amateur composer who proved that he stole his music. And because of that they have to return cds unopened.

Hitokage reply Replies: 0 || 2012-09-02 17:12:46
Mr. Zimmer you are the best film composer along with your entire team of course. Love to hear your music in future films. God bless you

Mads Peter reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-23 14:02:54
Does anybody know anything about the scoring / soundtrack from the science documentary series called Through the Wormhole - the credits state Zimmer, Shea and Kofsky to be involved with the music. I'm desperatly looking for some of the music from the series - they remind me alot of Chevalier De Sangreal. They are used in season 2, episode 1 at 40:00 and season 3, episode 4 at 34:50(you can youtube them)

Thx in advance for any answer :)

Rainer reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-14 18:21:50
Thank you to Hans Zimmer for his very nice music that makes me feel good!

Fernando reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-12 08:56:40
Is there any way or posibility to invite Hans Zimmer to a Film Festival in mexico?

Mr. Charles reply Replies: 2 || 2012-08-09 05:26:20
Does anyone know if Zimmer will be scoring next summer's "The Lone Ranger". Gore Verbinski is directing it, who used Zimmer for all 3 Pirates and Rango. Seems like he would fit the role


Pawel Stroinski2012-08-10 02:10:26
No, the score is written by Jack White (of the White Stripes)


Mr. Charles2012-08-10 03:16:21
Whaaaat?!?!?!

Bummer. But I cannot judge. I know who The White Stripes are. They're ok. Hopefully the score will be good

Chris reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-06 22:09:33
Does your studio offer internships or need composer's assistants? Recend composition/music tech grad looking for an opportunity.

keum cps reply Replies: 1 || 2012-07-30 16:28:29
Hi
It is a bit awkward presenting my self in English, but I will tell you a bit about my self.
My name is ryong-ae keum.
I major in composition of music in Chungang Universty in Korea.
I am currently working hard to achieve this goal and challenging the experiences that I can as a student.
However, I do get shaken by the veiled future.
Yet I will be strong and achieve my dream.
I will be seen at the top in 1 years having achieved my dreams.
And I impressed of your Ops. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad, In , Guilty of Being Jack Sparrow , Temmessee
and my Mentor is you.
but I am not so good at English,
So I'm studig English
That is why, I will seen you soon.


Heather2012-08-05 08:50:56
Go, man! Make it happen! That perseverance will be needed as we can all hope for the freedom to make things happen. Sometimes there is no one to encourage you but don't stop! Peace.

Joe reply Replies: 5 || 2012-08-01 10:09:25
where is the song titled in the dark knight rises "all out war" located to download? its not on amazon or on itunes


theeaglesfan0052012-08-01 16:40:22
it an exclusive to those who bought tickets on movietickets.com


joe2012-08-01 20:00:57
thank you


joe2012-08-01 20:10:28
is the song still aviable?


joe2012-08-01 20:11:48
i went to the site and it says the song tilted theend is aviable but i did not see the all out war one


theeaglesfan0052012-08-01 20:18:41
looks like you missed out on All Out War

See The Dark Knight Rises again and receive a NEW complimentary download of the EXCLUSIVE track “The End” by Hans Zimmer!

and LOL... its not exclusive.. it's one of the bonus tracks on iTunes

NocturneSpring reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-27 09:37:04
As someone who is not quite sure about the legalities of this particular situation, I understand that this might be a stupid question.
Anyway, I would like to use part of the soundtrack to Inception in a YouTube video, but I understand I need some sort of permission. Is it enough to credit Hans Zimmer as the creator of the song and provide an Itunes link, or will I need to do something a little more formal?
My name is in my YouTube account, should you need to message me and the video in question has not been made yet.

Muldfeld reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-26 10:00:39
I purchased your "The Dark Knight Rises" score a day ago and was very angry to find out that there are all kinds of online exclusives. My CD was made in Canada and contains no download code or anything of the sort and is only 51 minutes. I understand your wanting to experiment with apps and stuff (I don't own a cell phone), but the fact that you were able to have other tracks that could easily and should easily have fit onto the CD, as they do on itunes and other sites, signals that you are exploiting your fans.

I always pay artists for their work; I buy DVDs and I buy the great music of Mark Snow and Bear McCreary. This was the first CD of yours I bought and it may be the last. I feel betrayed as a customer who never wanted to steal from an artist I respected, but you tempt me with these devious tactics.

carol reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-23 06:03:48
In late 1980's I was in a choir that performed an oratorio I think was by Mr Zimmer. It was a world premier and under the direction of Dr. Robert Berglund at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN. Do you know what the name of the oratorio?
Thanks

S.Hines reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-19 22:25:03
I have read that Mr. Zimmer began to develop his craft through a mentoring relationship and that he believes in apprenticeships. How does a young composer gain his attention?

Andy reply Replies: 2 || 2012-05-20 23:13:07
Hi there,

what exactly is an "almost official site"?


Antas, Webmaster2012-06-19 15:36:51
Well, let's say it's an official site of Hans Zimmer but an unofficial site of RCProd. So "almost official" for both... ;)


Nicolas, Webmaster2012-07-18 15:02:57
The exact answer is that Hans knows us, appreciate our work and don't search to make a really good official website because he's fine with this situation.(he told us exactly that way)So, we're not official, but Mr Zimmer keeps an eye on our work ;)

Cade reply Replies: 2 || 2012-07-17 21:08:08
Are there any plans to offer digital (lossless) download as a purchase option for TDKR or other works? A lot of artists are offering 96/24 FLAC or Apple Lossless options, which would be great for this type of music. I know that a lot of HZ fans would prefer this format to CD or iTunes, as compressed versions don't do these compositions justice.


Cade2012-07-18 07:36:02
Question answered. Available in 192/24 at HDTracks https://www.hdtracks.com/index.php?file=catalogdetail&valbum _code=HX794043160493


Anonymous2012-07-18 08:07:48
Yeah its also fake HD. Exactly the same dynamics and frequency response as the CD. Rip-off.

Hats Off. reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-12 18:19:01
Im 14, and your music really inspires and motivates me, Im a pianist, and the songs you compose help me alot. I really appreciate Mr.Hans Zimmers works and his team. I would only like to Thank You for these amazing works. :')

PEEZY reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-11 20:51:10
I'm 45 years old and thought the emergence of video would change music forever, as it did for me in the 1980's. That was until I went to see the Dark Night in theaters.The sound track absolutely messed me up. It was the first time I ever heard of Hans Zimmer (How immature I was. Then I went to see INCEPTION and was shook to my core during the music when Leo walks through the airport at the end, I'said that can't be the same guy, WRONG. It was. Please let Mr. Zimmer know how much I appreciate what he does and how it's changed the movie industry.

PEEZY reply Replies: 0 || 2012-07-11 20:51:10
I'm 45 years old and thought the emergence of video would change music forever, as it did for me in the 1980's. That was until I went to see the Dark Night in theaters.The sound track absolutely messed me up. It was the first time I ever heard of Hans Zimmer (How immature I was. Then I went to see INCEPTION and was shook to my core during the music when Leo walks through the airport at the end, I'said that can't be the same guy, WRONG. It was. Please let Mr. Zimmer know how much I appreciate what he does and how it's changed the movie industry.

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