Hans Florian Zimmer (born 12 September 1957) is a German film score composer and record producer. Zimmer’s works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980s, he has composed music for over 150 films.
His works include The Lion King, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Interstellar, Gladiator, Crimson Tide, Inception, Dunkirk, Blade Runner 2049, The Dark Knight Trilogy and INCEPTION.
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.
TIME (finale from the score of the movie INCEPTION)
at ‘Hollywood in Vienna’ 2018 Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Martin Gellner, conductor
Hans Zimmer, guitar
‘Inception’ is an action science fiction film written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The score for the film was composed by Hans Zimmer who described his work as very electronic, dense and filled with nostalgia and sadness to match Cobb’s, the main character, feelings throughout the film.
‘Time’ uses a most elegant repeated chord progression underpinned by an insistent and atmospheric drum beat. From a very quiet and subtle beginning the score build to a crashing climax.