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The score is already on itunes.This score... so many mixed emotions. Does it work for the film? Heck yeah. Does it improve the film? So much so. Did Hans do what he set out to do? Totally. Is it an award winning masterpiece? Um, not so fast.<br><br>Dunkirk, while super effective within the context of the film (I wouldn’t change a thing about it), I must admit, it doesn’t have nearly the same effect as a stand-alone listen. It’s literally the same textures and notes over and over again, just slightly rising and falling in pitch and tempo. Does that make it “award” worthy? I’m not sure. If based solely on the film, you betcha. If based purely on the music itself, I don’t think so. That’s where Interstellar succeeds so far and away over Dunkirk. As a pure listening experience, Interstellar is interesting, multi-layered and emotional. Whereas Dunkirk is just flat, void of any sort of feeling or “actual” music (again, works IN the film). It’s glorified sound FX (save for the end, which, no doubt, is in large part to Ben).<br><br>Hmm... I’ve never had a score tear me apart more than this one. I both love it and hate it. Maybe it did it’s job... lol.<br><br>Excuse me while I go listen to No Time for Caution yet again.I think most of us agree that he should've won for Interstellar but I think Dunkirk deserves it too. The work Hans and the music department did on this movie is just incredible. Must've been a lot of hard work. <br>An award is an award, Hans' 2nd Oscar is long overdue so I'd be glad to see him win. But it would be weird to see him win for THAT score, after all the greatnesses of the past 20 years. Same thing with Morricone who won his only Oscar for his very light and insignificant work on Hateful Eight. Good for the man, good for the fans, but doesn't really make sense. But have Oscars ever made sense? :-phaha hybrid :D made my day
Hybrid, yes!wow man, hybrid. this isn't right from you. actually really embarrasing and an absolute no-go from a staff/member of this site to write such a comment. even if it's a joke, this is a shame and sad.I was a bit over the line, I admit. I should have made it clearer that all of that "hottest shit in town" bit was meant purely as a part of my personal opinion regarding his output. I never saw or read any interviews with him. <br><br>I also know about his wife, of course... but I guess I'm just too cynical to accept it as an all-encompasing excuse while seeing such massive fanbase clamoring for his new music. I don't know, I admittedly feel a bit bad about what I'm saying myself. I AM an asshole, sure, but only to an extent. <br><br>I think that saying "he is writing scores that he feels comfortable with" and "living his life however he wants", albeit understandable, is still ignoring the fact that he is an artist with a fanbase. We are living in a time when film composers are slowly getting a mainstream recognition as a type of musicians comparable to bands or singers. And that creates a certain responsibility towards that fanbase. An artist doesn't have to fulfill it, sure, but he should at the very least acknowledge and address it.<br><br>Which brings to mind an image of Hans going on a massive tour whilst giving zero fucks about the CD presentation of his scores, but I digress.<br><br>I wouldn't dare giving Powell advices about how to deal with a pain of the loved one's loss. But on the other hand, I strongly believe in artist's responsibility towards the fans. <br><br>For example, that's why I would kick everybody saying "GRRM is not your bitch" right in the goddamn nuts.Now I have ONE true reason to want this score to win !<br><br>PEACE ! lolI stand corrected. Though it's still possible that the score is a combination of live orchestra and samples, a lot of RCP music does that.
Ds beat me to a few of the points I was going to make, so thanks. :) I'll try to keep this brief, but it won't be.<br><br>Macejko, the only part of your statement that I would 100%, strongly, absolutely disagree with is the "pretentious douche" part. When has he ever "acted like the hottest shit in town"? Do we have any record of him actually refusing assignments? I mean, clearly his output has slowed down since 2012, but why do you act like he's doing that because he thinks he's better than everyone else? I don't see that as pretentious. Especially not given what we know about his personal circumstances. For all we know his decision to take on less work was caused by the knowledge that his wife was sick and wanting to spend as much time with her and with their son as he could. You really still want to call him pretentious?<br><br>Now, what I do agree with is the impression that Powell is no longer really developing as an artist. He's found his niche and is writing scores that he feels comfortable with, but I haven't been "surprised" by anything he's written since probably 2010 or 2011. Is that a problem? Well, depends on what your priorities are. I don't rate innovation as highly as I do music that speaks to me on an emotional level, that I love listening to and want to hear over and over again. And with scores like Pan and HTTYD2 Powell has definitely provided that, while Hans Zimmer for all of the "pushing the envelope" and "breaking boundaries" he's done (or claimed to have done) in the last 7, 8 years has in the process left behind many of the things that made me love his music in the first place. He's written some fine and certainly interesting scores in those years (and some I never want to hear again), but I'd throw out every single one of them to hear another At World's End or King Arthur, just a big old epic larger-than-life fun time that cares more about entertaining you than trying to musically divide by zero or whatever. But now I'm turning this into a Powell vs. Zimmer argument which was never really my intention. :p<br><br>At the same time I can't pretend that it doesn't hurt to see how much Powell has slowed down. I mean his run of form from 2003-2011 is the stuff of legend, 3-4 scores a year in all sorts of different genres, all of it quality stuff. He was pretty much hitting the sweet spot: innovating, developing his style, trying out new things but not sacrificing his voice or the accessibility of his music. If he were to keep up that trajectory for a career spanning several decades he'd be in contention for greatest of all time IMO. Sadly it doesn't look like that's going to happen anymore. I think it's a fair criticism to say he's dropped off, or at the very least leveled out. I just don't think it's fair to call him pretentious for doing so. The man's a human being and he has the right to live his life however he wants.But you know he never said he has nothing to prove. I don't think he even think such a thing, actually he seems like a very humble and nice guy, much like Hans. I just tell you this based on all the great things he did in many genres throughout his career.<br><br>I guess he just want to write music he likes and the way he likes it. Many producers/directors want something more restrained for their movies, that's ok, they can get someone else. If you can afford doing what you like for a living, why the hell would you accept jobs you don't like?<br><br>And SW isn't about "creativity", it's just about this kind of busy orchestral music with lots of frenetic parts which Powell seems to really like these days.If only every annoying film music fan would be so willing to take his own life as this one...If this nominated for golden globe or even Oscar and win the title I'll kill my self.<br><br>This score is nothing compared to interstellar or even to POTC 3.The moment an artist thinks he has "nothing more to prove", he is creatively dead. <br><br>Also, thinking that only animation and Star Wars provide a field for any kind of innovation and experimentation is just ludicrous beyond words, Ds. SW especially is the most musically restricted franchise on the planet.
Fair point. Just look at what Balfe did this year, Lego Batman, Churchill, Genius, The Crown, Geostorm... and all are somewhat different in tone. He was on fire this year for sure.Here is another comparison which to me seems more relevant than yours :<br>Lorne is doing a lot of projects and getting better and better in various styles.<br>And Ramin is also doing a lot of projects but is far, far behind in terms of styles and creativity. I'm not saying he doesn't evolve, but at this rate he will need 3 lifes to catch up on Balfe's current level.<br><br>Powell has nothing to prove, he has already mastered all genres and is now able to write the music he likes most : crazy orchestral pieces where nothing is forbidden. Today, only animated movies allow this style of scores to exist. And also Star Wars :-pEdmund wrong again !!!!!balfe posted some photos of the recording sessions for the crown^ lol. Harsh, but he’s not wrong. Although, I hate to say it, we could say the same for Zimmer in my opinion.I must admit I'm starting to think of Powell as sort of a pretentious douche. All the time he acts like the hottest shit in town, refusing to score basically everything they offer him, and when he finally descends from his golden throne and graces us peasants with a new score for his beloved kiddie animated genre, even then he doesn't handle the majority of the score himself.<br>This might be a fun score, I'm sure it's gonna be, but I'm also pretty sure that it's going to sound like every other Powell score from the last 6 or so years. The man hides in a cave, doesn't evolve at all and for some mysterious reason he is still revered like a second coming of Jesus Christ. Say anything you will about Lorne Balfe, but at least he is working his ass off and slowly getting better and better.
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Michael Sömnes reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-22 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, a finger in everything that has existed since my birth!
Stunning talent, awesome creativity!
Just swinging by, showing my appreciation to your work.


Greetings from a beginner' composer from Sweden!

Edward Mylechreest reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-21 00:00:00
Hans Zimmer, just quite simply blown away by the music.
Beautiful, Beautiful Stuff. I would suggest to otheres to listen to Run Free from 'Spirit', a little know film, but with some beautiful music.
I would like to ask permission to arrange, the opening phrase from that particular piece, for brass band. If anyone has a contact for Hans, or knows who i should get into contact with, please let me know (edwardik2@hotmail.co.uk).
You faithful Fan,
E.M

Richard Altenbach reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-16 00:00:00
ASCAP 2007 Film Composer Workshop
Dear Hans, Ramin Djawadi, Geoff Zanelli, Steve Jablonsky, Alan Meyerson, James Dooley, & Trevor Morris

Just wanted to drop a note to tell you how much I enjoyed and appreciated your contribution to the Workshop. Thanks for you generosity of time and talent, and showing us your very cool studios!

Bes,
Richard Altenbach
Composer
Bachiosaurus Studios
http://www.bachiosaurus.com
310.403.0611 Cell

1001·þÊÎÍø reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-09 00:00:00
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John Hammerle reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-06 00:00:00
Please use much more French Horn in your compositions. Your music rises to higher levels of emotion upon each useage of this sound, carrying the listener deeper into a heroic feeling and beyond, stretching the emotional limits even further, and isn't this what great score writing is supposed to do?

Visitor635 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-01 00:00:00
I could not find this site in the Search Engines index

Visitor511 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-08-01 00:00:00
I have visited your site 211-times

Cinzia reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-12 00:00:00
On a podcast, Hans Zimmer said that he'd love to, 'Take a break from score-writing in 2008, and do some touring... work with the local orchestras...'
Has anyone else heard about this? If so, any ideas on the whereabouts of his tour destinations? =D

- Cinzia (Australia *hint hint*)

666nemesis reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-30 00:00:00
Félicitations et merci pour tout!
Peut être une traduction en Français aiderait pour certains articles...
Bonne et longue route!

ThisBell reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-23 00:00:00
Jap ! .. I think so too ... We need a newsletter guys :-)

marna udell reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-22 00:00:00
where can i get the lyrics to diva?

Mat reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-22 00:00:00
You REALLY need a newsletter!Think about it...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-09 00:00:00
jiupoipotyruy

ThisBell reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-07 00:00:00
Hey Jungs ! =) Grüße aus Hamburg!

TJ RODGERS reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-05 00:00:00
dude the music for pirated of the caribbean worlds end was awsome..i think the hoist the colours was my favorit..also davy jones music with the music box was sweet.

Corinn reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-31 00:00:00
Sie rühren Millionen von Menschen zu Tränen, und das allein mit ihrer Musik!!!Vielen Dank

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-30 00:00:00
Whats up. I never new he did so many soundtracks. Ive fallen in love with his music. They are totally awesome. He should go on tour, with his orcestra/band performing all of his songs that he does, i think it would be a good hit around the world. He has done so many good soundtracks, , my favorite is Pirates of the cariibean, Black hawk down, gladiator, well all of them he did a surperb job. So Hans if you see this go on tour for me. PLEASE!

Saphien reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-29 00:00:00
For a number of years I have been performing ski ballet to Hans Zimmer and Trevor Rabin's music, as well as Klaus BAdelt and others you know.

I am now putting on the web a pre-release of a book entitled
Saphien's Guide to Becoming a Prophet.

I would like to ask permission to use with reference Hans' music, and that of others, if you have access.

Thank you ever so much. Hans is a genius.

Saphien

pat reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-25 00:00:00
hans zimmer is da bomb

shivey reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-18 00:00:00
i have to say he is one of the greatest composers of this centuary. my personal favourite is Chevalies De Sangreal from The Da Vinci Code. if anyone knows his email i would personally like to let him just how good he is and to keep them coming

Shiveyb

Cinzia reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-10 00:00:00
When will Hans Zimmer come to Australia!!
Now THAT would be amazing.
from an awed fan,
Cinzia

THE CONTENDER reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-04 00:00:00
WHAT A GREAT SHOW!

WHAT BOXING IS ALL ABOUT, THE DRAMA BEHIND THE SCENES. THE PEOPLE WHOSE DREAMS YOU GET TO WATCH COME TRUE! THE MUSIC (THANKS HANS ZIMMER) THAT PERFECTLY PORTRAYS THE EMOTION BEHIND THE FIGHT THAT GETS YOU TO YOUR DREAMS!!

arash reply Replies: 0 || 2007-04-16 00:00:00
the biggest composer of all the times is the only herr hans zimmer
i salute you i honor you and your music
wow!

danke schon
alles gutt!
auf wieder sehen

Elie Ryzman reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-30 00:00:00
When will there be a Hans Zimmer concert in the US?

Haakon Ufert Gørlitz reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-15 00:00:00
Hello Sir.

My name is Haakon from Norway.
I have a technical idea fore hard drive recorder mixers.

The idea is based on the time shift buffers in harddrive dvd recorders. These recorders can record everything all the time. So if you see a football match and a goal.
You just need to klick save and the goal is saved even if you click record and save after the thing happened.
Therfore things are recorded bakwards in time.
It is a pritty simple concept.

My idea is to do this in hard drive audio mixers/recorders
Fore pro audio. Wich means that the recorder always are in record mode. And any inspired moment can be saved. The sound is recorded into harddrive many minutes backwards. So it is not excsaly the same thing as exsists on some edirol stuff and nuendo cubase. The concept is that you can be shure that any innspired stuff is never not recorded. Wich means you have to record backwards in time a certain amount of minutes.
Not just seconds or one minute.
Without resetting the recorder all the time.
This makes fore a very creative way of making music.
Without dooing anything. One can be shure that any golden moment in the studio is never missed and lost.

I have talked to several companies on this idea.
That I have come up with myselfe.
And most of them see it as a new and interesting idea.
Wich has not been implemented by anyone fore audio pro recordings as yet.

I wonder if you are interested in thurtering the idea?
(I am a struggling musichen and would be very greatful
if you like my idea. To be rewarded with some equiptment fore free fore this idea from whatever company could be interested.


Very best wishes.
Haakon Ufert
Tiurveien 1 F
1920 Sørumsand
Norway



e-mail h-ufe@online.no

Mauro reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-11 00:00:00
Nice Site indeed.... I like it alot.... just wondering about the long "hibernation" from Zimmer... Can't wait for a new score from him!!!! Mr. Zimmer I need a new album with your name ;))

shiri omer reply Replies: 0 || 2007-03-06 00:00:00
hi
i am searching Hans Zimmer fan address ( if he has any) to send him letter (.....). i am a big admire of Hans Zimmer's work. i know this is might not be the place to this question, but please help me!
sincerely yours
Shiri Omer (Israel)
shirio1@walla.co.il

Dreamfullofzen@yahoo.com reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-22 00:00:00
Hi there,
I like the site, nice layout and design, not too fancy, but not too dull either. Maybe adding a music player flash item to stream some music in the background might be a nice touch.

Otherwise, great stuff. Mr Zimmer is one of my favourite composers, and i love his work. Very inspiring stuff. Maybe one day i'll get to talk about it over a beer with him one day.

regards,
Dreamfullofzen
dreamfullofzen@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/dreamfullofzen

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-18 00:00:00
I think Hans Zimmer is the best composer of the world, the feelings when i listen to his music make me dream.

thanks!

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