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Balfe is a great arranger but an even better composer.Beyond Two Souls is still one of the best game soundtracks.<br><br>I must have watched another movie in regards to Balfe filling in the gaps - that makes no sense?The soundtrack released seems not to relate to what was actually used in the film.Balfe “gap” music is featured much more and works brilliantly<br>Last night I was talking to Lorne, and he told me that in principle there is intention to release the full score.I'd be very interested to hear the supposed Balfe complete score to picture where he apparently sought to elevate it, as someone here put it. The Richter is pitch-perfect and works massively well to picture and, not dissing Balfe at all, his stuff is literally 'additional music' to fill the gaps.Aplusle, that's really well put actually.
Don't feel bad. You've just summed up why Hans and Lorne make a good team. Lorne is by all accounts a fantastic arranger and can bring out the best in others' ideas but I sometimes find his own compositions are a bit basic or leave me cold. Hans on the other hand always nails the theme and the concept but his scoring to picture to me feels clunky and a bit amateurish, especially when the music is dense. <br><br>Both super talented in their own ways. :-)Is there anyway o get sheet music for Into the pie machine for orchestra?Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on albumI can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.
I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.
btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>Really surprised at this album, I’ve never really heard anything from Max Richter but I really like what he ended up writing for this score. It surprisingly flows well for a stand alone listen. It’s funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfe’s contribution is excellent as well, I particularly like that repeating chord progression (which is starting to become one of his trademarks considering how many times he has used it). It’s disappointing that they didn’t include more of his contribution though, since he apparently rewrote the entire score.Lorne said in his Twitter, the first album for His Dark Materials come 3rd November, no date, for the moment, for the second album.
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  2014, July 03  updated by Antas
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.

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peacanpr reply Replies: 1 || 2014-07-03 21:35:30
please come to Western NY or the Eastern Region... I love your stuff!...


Cici2015-01-04 02:49:34
Please come to Toronto! If it's in Montreal, we'll come too!

ei18 reply Replies: 2 || 2014-07-03 20:22:15
Any US dates coming?


Zimson2014-07-03 20:58:01
I've only read that there would be a concert in Montreal in late 2015, but since it's called a series there's more to come for sure.


certzman2014-11-14 22:30:25
I am a huge fan of his work in Pearl Harbor, especially Tennessee. Its one of my favorites.

Huge |Hans Fan reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-16 17:18:53
Having had one of the best nights of my life at the Hans Zimmer Revealed in London on Friday, I really want to know if the date of 15th August in Montreal is going ahead. We were planning a trip to USA next year, but will change that to Canada, if this concert goes ahead. When will it be confirmed?

Shaun reply Replies: 2 || 2014-07-10 19:41:13
It may seem a silly question but is it confirmed anywhere whether this is 2 separate concerts over 2 nights? Would I need to get tickets to both nights in order to hear everything?


Hybrid Soldier2014-07-10 19:46:11
It's one show performed twice...


Shaun2014-07-11 14:01:38
That's great, thanks for the reply Hybrid! Have been a huge fan of Zimmers pretty much all my life. First score heard was Backdraft, growing up watching films like Batman and Superman me and my brother always thought it would be amazing if Zimmer scored for these heroes and he did, now hes playing live and I get the privilege of seeing him play some of his fantastic music. Absolutely amazing! Part of me wishes it was over 2 nights to cram even more of his amazing music into it.

0-cool reply Replies: 1 || 2014-07-09 21:17:22
is HZ already finished with Interstellar?

There are rumblings about a wrap-up party, VFX guys being finished, screenings and early festival attachment.


Hybrid Soldier2014-07-09 21:49:29
It's not recorded yet...

Ds reply Replies: 10 || 2014-07-05 23:48:38
Do you think Hans is going to include something from King Arthur?

I don't know if he is aware of the fact that it is one of his very best scores, and since the movie's got a pretty bad reputation, I fear he's gonna forget about this one...


Zimson2014-07-06 09:12:39
I think he only will include the popular ones. The classics Gladiator, Lion King, PotC and his more recent ones, TDK trilogy, Inception, MoS and TASM 2. There will also be a focus on the electronics for sure, so we'll likely get to hear more of the latter ones.


Ds2014-07-06 12:08:41
I tried to make a list of the scores we will most probably hear (the most popular ones, and the ones Hans seems really proud of, judging by the interviews and the information kindly provided by Hybrid Soldier on these boards):

Almost sure:
- Driving Miss Daisy
- Thelma & Louise
- True Romance
- The Lion King
- Crimson Tide
- The Thin Red Line
- Gladiator
- Hannibal
- BB-TDK-TDKR
- Inception
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Sherlock Holmes
- Man of Steel
- Rush
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2
- Interstellar

Would be awesome, but less so sure:
- King Arthur
- The Last Samurai
- Spirit Stallion of the Cimarron
- Da Vinci Code/Angels & Demons
- MI2
- The Rock
- Pearl Harbor

What do you think?


trent easton navarro2014-07-06 12:49:57
@Ds I was the 2000 Ghent concert and quite a few of those you listed he played that evening (the ones written before 2000 of course :P)

Will not all the performances were very good (Crimson Tide was way too slow for instance), it was a great night! Loved the live version of Thelma @ Louise


bro2014-07-07 10:21:36
How about a fucking show in the fucking states. God


maharishifatso2014-07-07 15:27:24
Am I alone in hoping that something from the Black Rain score is played? Looks like it!


Zimson2014-07-07 20:48:39
My wishlist:
Barbarian Horde (Gladiator)
To Die For (Lion King) with scene would be awesome
Like A Dog Chasing Cars (TDK)
You Die Or I Do (Man of Steel)
The End? (Sherlock Holmes 2)
I Never Woke Up In Handcuffs Before (Sherlock Holmes)
The Might of Rome (Gladiator)
Am I Not Merciful? (Gladiator)
Fighting 17th (Backdraft)
Stone In My Heart (Thin Red Line)
Red Warrior (Last Samurai)
Fructus Gravis (Da Vinci Code)
Hunger (Black Hawk Down)
Red Sea (Prince of Egypt)
Imagine The Fire (TDKR)
Time (Inception)
Drink Up Me Hearties Yo Ho (Potc 3)
Sum Total (TASM 2)
Lost But Won (Rush)
The Reprimand (Prince of Egypt)
Panda Po (Kung Fu Panda) although this may be a Powell one
Woad To Ruin (King Arthur)
The Well (The Ring)






Ds2014-07-08 00:52:38
Nice list, so I guess "Chevalier de Sangreal" isn't your favorite track from Da Vinci Code? I thought it was everyone's favorite :p


NM2014-07-08 07:19:34
"Chevalier de Sangreal" sounds kind of dated now. But The Da Vinci code has a lot of interesting themes and music in it and could probably translate to a 'standard' orchestra neatly.


Brent2014-07-08 09:18:04
Here are my faves/wishlist. I know it's overly long and probably wouldn't ever happen in its entirety (that would be a multi-day event!). Wish he was coming to the states, though (maybe in the future).

- "Interstellar Suite" (wishful thinking)
- "I Choose You / We're Best Friends / Still Crazy" (TASM2)
- "Home" (The Lone Ranger)
- "Terraforming" (Man of Steel)
- "Lost But Won" (Rush)
- "Faith" (The Bible)
- "Solomon" (12 Years a Slave)
- "No Stone Unturned" (TDKR)
- "Mermaids" (POTC: On Stranger Tides)
- "The Red Book" (Sherlock Holmes: AGOS)
- "Po and Shen" (Kung Fu Panda 2)
- "Rango Suite" (Rango)
- "Dream is Collapsing / Mombasa / Time" (Inception)
- "Honor" (The Pacific)
- "Discombobulate" (Sherlock Holmes)
- "160 BPM" (Angels & Demons)
- "Watergate" (Frost/Nixon)
- "Introduce a Little Anarchy" (TDK)
- "Oogway Ascends" (Kung Fu Panda)
- "Doomsday is Family Time" (The Simpsons Movie)
- "Hoist the Colours / Up is Down / One Day" (POTC: At World's End)
- "Maestro" (The Holiday)
- "Jack Sparrow" (POTC: Dead Man's Chest)
- "Chevaliers de Sangreal" (The Da Vinci Code)
- "Eptesicus" (Batman Begins)
- "Madagascar Suite" (Madagascar 1-3)
- "Thunderbirds Are Go!" (Thunderbirds)
- "Woad to Ruin" (King Arthur)
- "A Way of Life" (The Last Samurai)
- "He's a Pirate" (POTC: Curse of the Black Pearl)
- "Mia's Lullaby" (Tears of the Sun)
- "Ring Suite" (The Ring & The Ring 2)
- "Homeland" (Spirit: SOTC)
- "Leave No Man Behind" (Black Hawk Down)
- "December 7th" (Pearl Harbor)
- "Dear Clarice" (Hannibal)
- "Injection" (Mission: Impossible II)
- "Now We Are Free / Battle Suite" (Gladiator)
- "The Village" (The Thin Red Line)
- "Red Sea" (The Prince of Egypt)
- "Suite" (The Rock)
- "To Die For / This Land" (The Lion King)
- "Theme" (Thelma & Louise)
- "Roll Tide" (Crimson Tide)
- "You're So Cool" (True Romance)
- "Fighting 17th" (Backdraft)
- "End Title" (Driving Miss Daisy)


Zimson2014-07-08 13:54:53
@Ds
Chevaliers De Sangreal is certainly a great piece of music but it was actually never one of my favorite tracks by Hans. However, it wouldn't really fit into the playlist due to the similarity to "Time" which I'd use for the great finale. There can be only one finale and that's also why I think Hans will not even include Chevaliers in the concert.

Zimson reply Replies: 6 || 2014-07-03 12:54:02
Omg! Where can I get the tickets?


Hybrid Soldier2014-07-03 13:50:29
eventim.co.uk


I got mine for Saturday 11 !


Zimson2014-07-03 14:39:15
Me too. :) The best seats are already given away. I'm so happy that I got it now. :D


Ds2014-07-04 01:39:38
Holy shit, it's not cheap... but come on, it's Hans Zimmer!!! Bought it for Saturday, too, can't wait!


Zimson2014-07-04 09:14:27
Lol, we could meet up. ;D


maharishifatso@hotmail.com2014-07-07 15:30:46
I'm one of the broke guys who got a standing ticket, for Saturday. Will be worth it to see the man in person, even from a distance! I'm over 6ft so less of a problem for me to get a view than my gf, who's tiny :|


Zimson2014-07-07 20:26:12
She could sit on your shoulders :D

DeePoo reply Replies: 0 || 2014-07-03 21:18:52
Hope they come to The Netherlands too :)

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