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Interview The legendary composer of the music for “Gladiator”, “Interstellar” and “The Last Emperor” gave us an interview in a diary set like music paper.

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Published on May 19, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

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A sonic alchemist. Since his discovery of the piano at the age of 3, Hans Zimmer has made his life a melodic experiment. Self-taught, he began exploring electronic music as a teenager, which was still in its infancy. He then descends the octaves of polyphonic synthesizers, while creating a dark and orchestral universe. His signature. At 24, he became Stanley Myers’ assistant. And, like him, became a film composer.

For more than forty years, he has scribbled thousands of scores that have become masterpieces. Like a shaman, he summons the spirits of sound and orchestrates symphonies, so many pieces of bravery, pain, love and redemption. From “Gladiator” to “Interstellar”, via Inception”, Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” trilogy, “Pearl Harbor”, “The Lion King” and “The Last Emperor”, for which he won…

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