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Hans Zimmer Live in Concert

Edition 2000
The German-born composer Hans Zimmer began his career writing advertising jingles before teaming up with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes as The Buggles to produce the smash hit “Video Killed the Radio Star”. After that he set up the Lillie Yard Studio in London in collaboration with fellow-composer Stanley Myers and began working on a number of film scores, including Jerry Skolimowski’s “Moonlighting” and Stephen Frears’s “My Beautiful Laundrette”. Following the soundtrack for the South African film “A World Apart”, Zimmer was asked to compose the music for “Rainman”, which would eventually gain him international acclaim in the form of an Academy Award nomination. Zimmer’s music is original and innovative in that time and again he successfully manages to integrate digital synthesizers, advanced computer technology, and electronic keyboards with traditional orchestral music. His well-renowned and beautifully accomplished musical scores have added the flavour to films like “Driving Miss Daisy” , “Backdraft” and “Thelma and Louise” while his scores for “The Lion King”, “As Good As It Gets”, “The Thin Red Line” and “The Prince of Egypt” were evenly successful and awarded accordingly. Media Ventures Entertainment Group, a company founded by Zimmer, wants to be a creative pool for promising composers like John Powell en Harry Gregson Williams. While promoting this young talent, Zimmer does however not fail to deliver: 2000 gave us the magnificent scores for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator”, John Woo’s “Mission: Impossible II” and the animated film “The Road to El Dorado”. As pre-opener of the International Film Festival of Flanders-Ghent, Hans Zimmer will give his first live concert in his career, an event not to be missed!