If you love movies, then you’ll almost certainly have heard music by Hans Zimmer. One of the most prolific soundtrack creators of our time, he has worked on more than 150 movies, and has become today’s most sought-after film composer. Completely self-taught, Zimmer learned everything he knows through collaboration and experimenting. His soundtracks are giant collages in which waltzes, references to Bach, Wagner, Mahler and Ligeti all appear, as well as electronics, field recordings, synthesizer and even the sound of flapping bat wings.
Zimmer’s music has played a vital role in forming the journey of the imagination which is essential to enhancing the magic of cinema. Tonight’s concert is a wide rangingselection of Zimmer’s best loved work. It is designed to appeal to all ages, with selections from animated children’s favourites such as The Lion King to wartime and historical dramas, science fiction and superhero movies.