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Hans Zimmer in 2018

Hans Florian Zimmer (German pronunciation: [ˈhans ˈfloːʁi̯aːn ˈtsɪmɐ] born 12 September 1957) is a German film score composer and record producer. His works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements, Since the 1980s, Zimmer has composed music for over 150 films.

Some would say I am affected by gear acquisition syndrome. My collection of electronic instruments has been growing, and I have even started finding good deal on classic equipment in foreign countries.

Some say I am missing the point not to microscopically focus on a single piece of gear at a time, and to buy nothing new until I have completely mastered everything I have. In the book Patch and Tweak, one of the artists says “Use your gear you have until it gets boring, and then keep using it until it becomes interesting again.”

When it comes to modular gear, I better like the analogy of a box of legos: No one wants the box of legos to be empty when they have finished their lego sculpture.

To answer many of my critics, I find that Hans Zimmer has some of the most quotable quotes:

  • “To be serious, you need serious kit.”
  • “I still remember having to make that decision. Was it going to be a car, or a mini moog? I still don't drive.” -
  • “If you take this music thing seriously, you want to go and have a serious box of tricks. Simple as that.” -
  • “Never let your wife prevent you from buying equipment. A car will not buy a synthesizer, but a synthesizer can buy a car.”
  • “Anything can become a musical sound. The wind on telegraph wires is a great sound; get it into your machine and play it and it becomes interesting.”
  • “Electronic music lends itself to an abstract way of storytelling, so it keeps evolving. Theres a whole movement truly driving music further and there is no other music innovating as much as film music.”

Hans Zimmer teaches a master-class on Film Scoring. I would like to take his class someday. -

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