……. Hans Zimmer, born in Frankfurt 1957 – the man behind over 160 film scores since 1980’s – his big breakthrough was with “Rain Man”, 1988.
Just now is on his second European tour, he did one last year .. but I missed out. So yesterday I got the chance to enjoy some powerful music in more than one way at Forum in Copenhagen. There were times the whole venue were vibrating, like being on a powerful rock concert, 3 drummers and 6 guitarists.
Very simple set up … with use of his musicians (friends), borrowed orchestra and choir from the Bolshoi Opera in Minsk and light – a spectacular show were created.
He introduced us to the man … that helped him to an Oscar … for Lion King, Lebo M. Hans met him when he was working at a car wash in Hollywood and found out that he was a South African producer and composer – Hans introduced him to Disney. Hans said he wasn’t really a good car cleaner.
He also had Tina Goa, a Chinese cellist and erhuist (a two-stringed bowed musical instrument) from Shanghai. She has developed an international multi-faceted performance and recording career as a cellist, electric cellist, erhuist, and composer is known for her distinctive sound, … in his group of friends – he used her talent to create the score to “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.
His friends are fantastic musicians from all the world that he use all the time in the studio.
Not one empty chair and we all left very high on our musical adventure.
I personally think that every score they played was a bit too long … I’m not complaining, but I would have loved to listen to more different scores … because he has done so many great ones. Like “Pearl Harbor, “The Last Samurai”, “Black Rain”, “12 Years A Slave” … and more and more and more and more.
What we enjoyed was: “Driving Miss Daisy”, Sherlock Holmes, Madagascar, CrimsonTide, Angels & Demons, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code, Lion King, Pirates of the Caribbean, True Romance, Rain Man, Thelma & Louise, Man of Steel, The Red Thin Line, The Amazing Spider Man 2, The Dark Knight and Interstellar.
When I listen to music I could see the movie’s storyline for my eyes. My seat wasn’t the best in the house (about 50 meter from the stage) , but I had a great view … they didn’t use any big screens.
It was very difficult to capture the action, because of the flashing lights. No cameras was allowed really, but how can they stop all mobile phones … so long as we didn’t use flash we were okay.
Hans Zimmer has an endless passion for music … a passion he shared with all 9000 of us yesterday. A passion worth every Danish krona I spent yesterday.
“Why get up in the morning unless you’re going to have an adventure?”