In case you’ve forgotten just how popular Hans Zimmer is, consider this: his music is so iconic that he, a film composer, performed at Coachella, one of the biggest music festivals in the world, this weekend, and that didn’t seem like a weird thing (via Vulture). His compositions are recognizable and epic, so why not put him on stage and see how it goes? It turns out that a medley of the score for Inception makes for a pretty engaging show, and frankly, it’s a concert experience that’s unlike many we’ve ever seen.
Zimmer’s music is orchestral, but it’s also much more than that. Movies are filled with a variety of tones, meaning that movies are also filled with a variety of music. So there’s classical instrumentation, but it’s also mixed in with guitars and synthesizers and drums… we suppose you could think of it as a modern version of progressive rock. What ’70s groups like Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree told stories through the music, Zimmer’s compositions are already connected to epic moments in our mind, so they don’t have the burden of narrative. Instead, it’s pure emotion, and as fans at Coachella saw this weekend, it’s very powerful.
The good news is that this isn’t just a one-off experience. In fact, Zimmer just started his first ever world tour, so find the tour dates here and check if he’ll be popping up in your area over the next few months. As for this performance, what did you think of it? Was it as epic as we made it out to be? (Yes, it was.) Give us a shout on Twitter and let us know what you think!
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