Hans Zimmer on Composing The Dark Knight Rises (2011) Chant


the dark knight risesAbout a month ago we reported that Hans Zimmer, the composer on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, asked fans to send in their voices to become part of a chant that will be used in the movie.

Zimmer recently spoke with The Collider while promoting Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows and mentioned the third Batman movie installment.

I had an idea for Dark Knight. I said to Chris [Nolan], “Would it be okay if I got the most outrageous orchestra together and tried this experimental thing?”

Zimmer goes on to say that if the chant came out to be no good, they would just scrap it. However, it seems Nolan was receptive.

I recorded the piece, and Chris came by and said, “Well, you’ve done half the movie now.” I said, “Well, I don’t think that’s quite true.” But, I think I figured out my cornerstone to the thing.

And on the chant, Zimmer offers the following.

You always want to create a sound that nobody has ever heard, but I think, this time, we might be doing that. As a musician, I think about what environment things are recorded in. Now, you have hundreds of thousands of voices, all recorded in their own individual environment. Up until now, that’s been impossible to do. There’s a lot of people doing a lot of editing, as well.

To add your voice to The Dark Knight Rises head on over to UJam.com.

The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters July 20th, 2012 and is directed by Christopher Nolan starring Christian Bale as Batman, Tom Hardy as Bane, Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, Michael Cain as Alfred, Juno Temple and Josh Pence as a young Ra’s al Ghul.

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