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Klaus Badelt

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Early in his career, Klaus Badelt garnered tremendous success in his native Germany, receiving the highest accolades in the record, television, and motion picture industries. In 1998, Klaus moved to Los Angeles and segued into composing for blockbuster, American-made films.

It has been a few years since his large-scale score to “Pirates of the Caribbean” defined the franchise and brought him worldwide attention. Since then, Klaus has worked with some of the greatest filmmakers of our time, received International awards and distinction, scored more than 40 major motion pictures, and set the tone for both critically acclaimed films and top-grossing blockbusters.

Known as a director’s dream composer, Klaus is able to capture and express the distinctive core of every project - whether subtle and intimate or large-scale and mainstream. He has worked with such diverse directors as Werner Herzog, Richard Donner, Wolfgang Petersen, Francis Lawrence, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer and Harvey Weinstein without the limitation of a single musical genre.

Klaus’ distinctive approach is focused on intimate collaboration, encouraging regular dialogue and faithful interaction throughout the entire scoring process. In a perfect world, Klaus is involved from the beginning of production, working with the director to ensure a flawless ‘storyline’ of music, something that is best created from the inception of a film.

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