You might not have ever heard of the name “Hans Zimmer” before, But we guarantee you have heard his music.
If you have seen Disney’s The Lion King, The Dark Night, or Pirates of the Caribbean, you have heard Hans Zimmer’s music.
Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film composer and electronic music producer. He has composed music for over 150 films, including award-winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator (2000), Pirates of the Caribbean, The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010), 12 Years a Slave (2013) and many other movies.
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. 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.
The weird thing is all the DJs and all the electronic guys sort of think I’m still relevant because I am part of that world, and I can talk oscillators and filters and frequency shifters and stuff like that
Hans Zimmer told the Huffington Post Live on Monday.
In the ’70s I started making music with computers because I thought, ‘Wow, great, you can misappropriate these things which are designed for accountancy and you can actually go and make weird noises with them
Hans Zimmer’s produces electronic music, Yet he is not labeled an EDM producer, Weird right?
Not all electronic music is EDM. Why? Because today computers are such an important part in the creation of the music production process that most music today is electronic music.
Hans Zimmer and his music, Are a perfect example of Electronic music not being EDM.