Hans Zimmer

is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films

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realhanszimmer2923 karma

All the time. Music is as much about silence as it is about notes, and storytelling is as much about letting a scene breathe as it is about cluttering it up with notes.

realhanszimmer2898 karma

That's a great question - it's actually more breaking out in sweat of fear of other people hating it.

realhanszimmer2854 karma

1.) An intern started this and I never wanted to hurt their feelings but it tasted disgusting. Maybe now I can finally tell them the truth. Just a little spoonful.

2.) I've spent my life trying to make things simpler. Because I find ultimately that complicated doesn't reach the heart.

realhanszimmer2732 karma

But no, I can't listen to my own stuff without being critical all the time.

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I am a YouTube junkie. Yes, really. I find you can discover incredible musicians all the time. I listen to anything; in the words of Duke Ellington, there are only 2 types of music, good and bad. I'm working on my psychedelic, country-western heavy metal album.

realhanszimmer2606 karma

Good experiences! My brain is still functioning.

realhanszimmer2533 karma

I wish more people would realize that to follow their dreams is the only way to live a life worth living. Nobody on their deathbed wonders if they've done enough work and should have had less fun and playtime. The magical ingredient in music is the word "play," so I think on my deathbed I will still wonder if I could just go and jam with a couple of musicians and just carry on playing. I wish you all the best.

realhanszimmer2515 karma

Destroying a piano in an underground car park for Sherlock Holmes with a big sledgehammer.

realhanszimmer2462 karma

I found the post! Here is my humble little den. If you have to spend 98% of your life in a room without windows, you might as well have some fun with a decor. It was modeled on the interior of a turn-of-the-century Viennese brothel. But don't call me a musical whore.

realhanszimmer2432 karma

Blade Runner. But I love what Vangelis did so much, so not really.