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Hans Zimmer - Earth

Hans Zimmer

  • Born: 1957
  • Nationality: German

Why is he a Trailblazer?

Today most people first hear orchestral music in the cinema or online – and perhaps more than any other composer, trailblazer Hans Zimmer has helped to shape the sound of today’s film, TV and games music.

Using driving rhythms, hypnotic chord patterns and electronic samples he has created unique and powerful soundtracks that have influenced a whole generation of musicians.

Hans Zimmer © Zoe Zimmer

Telling The Story of Hans Zimmer's Earth

Enjoy this British Sign Language interpretation of Hans Zimmer's Earth! The Score to Earth was read and carefully translated into a Sign Language deliverable format and narrative by Ruth Montgomery (Presenter) and performed by Layla.

Hans Zimmer uses music as a language to tell a story.

Enjoy Layla's performance as she describes an interpretation of the musical story of Hans Zimmer's ‘Earth’ in sign language. Presented by Ruth Montgomery.

Includes: Subtitles and a visual vernacular theatrical extension of sign language

Introduction Film: Hans Zimmer's Earth

Naomi Wilkinson introduces this piece Earth, written especially for Ten Pieces by the world-famous trailblazer Hans Zimmer. Hans talks all about what has inspired him to write this piece. British Sign Language Interpreter, Ramon Woolfe.

Enjoy this in-vision British Sign Language translation of our Ten Pieces film exploring Hans Zimmer's Earth!

Includes: Subtitles and BSL in-vision translation

Hans Zimmer has composed Earth especially for Ten Pieces.

The piece is his personal celebration of the planet we live on.

With his trademark sense of scale and drama, Hans captures the majesty and beauty of our home, as if seen from space.

The piece written is for live performance – and has a fantastic role for a children’s choir, making it perfect for schools or community groups to learn.

Hans has also set every child a challenge – to take his piece and create something new from it.

In his own words: “The piece of music I’ve written is just the beginning of the sentence. I want you guys to finish it!”

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