Hans Zimmer: Experimental live sounds for an experimental industry

It is not necessarily to be expected that music will be celebrated on a large scale at a motor show. The car manufacturer BMW tried this experiment at the IAA in Munich.

Under the motto “Re: imagining Music”, film composer Hans Zimmer performed with an eleven-piece band and the Munich Symphony Orchestra in the fantastically illuminated Brunnenhof Residenz. Zimmer is not only one of the best-known and most successful score composers – the blockbuster “Dune”, which he provided with a score, will be in the cinemas in October – he also has a connection to the Bavarian car manufacturer: Zimmer creates with its sound engineers under the direction by Renzo Vitale Sounds for future electric models. Because, as is well known, their engines do not have their own.

Copyright: Tobi Holzweiler

Sustainability, climate neutrality and e-mobility were the big topics at this year’s IAA. An industry is changing course. And looks for a framework for staging. Against this background, the Academy Award winner performed symphonic hits from films such as “Interstellar”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “Wonder Woman” or “The Lion King” in front of a pompous backdrop and for the first time with this new electro-acoustic line-up. The premiere of Zimmer’s new program and a foretaste of the tour planned for February 2022.


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