his week, we’re looking at a couple collaborations with one composer in common – Hans Zimmer.
Hans Zimmer is known for collaborating with other composers for films. He has a lot of work offered, and sometimes he will do a movie on his own, sometimes he will write themes, or he’ll oversee another composer. It’s his way of giving people a leg up in the business.
For the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, he collaborated with several composers. For the first one, he mostly oversaw while letting Klaus Badelt oversee the composing. Badelt does a lot of experimentation with sound, and you can hear that. Here is an example from that film:
In the fourth Pirates movie, Zimmer did most of the composing himself, but for scenes with mermaids, he collaborated with Eric Whitacre, who is known for his ethereal compositions for choir, which are full of bright cluster chords and shimmering dissonances: