Shifting my focus a bit today to one of the folks behind the music of movies. (And I realized while I was doing this post I don’t know of a single woman composer of soundtracks! So if anyone else does, please enlighten me!)
Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German composer and music producer. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King, for which he won Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1994, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar.
Zimmer spent the early part of his career in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States. He is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios and 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, three Classical BRIT Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award. He was also named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
When I tried to pick a favorite soundtrack of Zimmer’s to post on here, I just could NOT do it! So here’s a short medley of four you will likely recognize…
This week’s Saturday Sing-a-long is dedicated to Linda at Spiritual Dragonfly!
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