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Hans Zimmer

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Frankfurt, Germany (1977 – present)

Hans Florian Zimmer (born September 12, 1957) is a German film and music producer, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and active since 1977. Having won a wide variety of honors and commendations, he has composed music for over 100 films, including award-winning films and box-office hits such as Rain Man (1988), Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Thelma & Louise (1991), The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Interstellar (2014). A recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He’s also the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and additionally works with other composers through the company that he founded: Remote Control Productions.

Zimmer’s works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has received four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Classical BRIT Award, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses published by The Daily Telegraph.

Zimmer was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on 12th September 1957, and moved to London as a teenager. While he lived in London, Zimmer wrote advertising jingles for Air-Edel Associates. Zimmer began his musical career playing keyboards and synthesisers. In 1980 he worked with The Buggles, a New Wave band formed in 1977 with Trevor Horn, Geoff Downs, and Bruce Woolley. Zimmer can be briefly seen in The Buggles music video for “Video Killed the Radio Star” (1979).

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  • aldikk

    http://www.lastfm.pl/event/4085712+Koncert+Muzyki+Filmowej Muzyka Hansa Zimmera już 19 listopada we Wrocławiu! :)

    Yesterday 7:35pm Reply
  • Verderber

    It's a great soundtrack, no doubt. But "a contemporary classical masterpiece"? Come on.

    23 Mar 1:07pm Reply
  • lessa_r

    WHO THE HELL THINKS THAT INTERSTELLAR IS A GENERIC MOVIE? IT IS ANYTHING BUT GENERIC!

    23 Mar 8:51am Reply
  • Dominick_ROCK

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece. [14]

    20 Mar 6:11am Reply
  • bramvh

    damn right about the masterpiece, and yes I'm a noob on the field, cheers

    16 Mar 6:14pm Reply
  • LostScore

    Very Kubrick-esque composition somehow didn't make it to the standard edition, what were they thinking by omitting it?

    16 Mar 8:35am Reply
  • JezusCrisp

    his soundtracks are the best

    10 Mar 7:44pm Reply
  • KeIemvor

    "The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece." This coming from people who have probably never or barely heard any actual contemporary classical besides film soundtracks.

    8 Mar 8:01pm Reply
  • TheOnlyMAD

    "Now he made a pretty good soundtrack to a generic movie" Generic is the last word I'd use to describe Interstellar.

    7 Mar 8:58am Reply
  • SEPTIM0007

    Ох эти мурашки от прослушивания треков к Интерстеллару...)

    6 Mar 11:02pm Reply
  • hknygt

    not human

    6 Mar 2:41am Reply
  • Clackers

    Chappie is a better score than I expected. Very impressed with the cues Use Your Mind and The Black Sheep (how creepy the latter?!). However, there are some bad techno sounds on the score too, but still a good 3.5/5 and well worth a listen!

    5 Mar 4:01pm Reply
  • Slayerrrr_88

    He made a lot of generic soundtracks to some pretty good movies. Now he made a pretty good soundtrack to a generic movie. [2]

    5 Mar 10:29am Reply
  • MichaelSunfield

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece. [13]

    4 Mar 2:21pm Reply
  • GabrielaCarrer

    Foda

    3 Mar 6:28pm Reply
  • Roznerx

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece. [12]

    26 Feb 1:38am Reply
  • patelnia123

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece. [11]

    24 Feb 1:42pm Reply
  • bkbker1g

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical shitsperpiece.

    24 Feb 3:34am Reply
  • leanxro

    The Interstellar Soundtrack truly is a contemporary classical music masterpiece. [10]

    23 Feb 7:38am Reply
  • jimgalaxy

    Я ПРОСТО В АXУE, MY DEAR FRIENDS, ПРОСТО В АXУE...

    23 Feb 4:28am Reply
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