Hans Zimmer’s Coachella Inception performance was spectacular and the composer pretty much a god
German composer Hans Zimmer showed up at Coachella last weekend to give a spectacular performance of some of his most popular work. And, while every piece of music he played was received with thunderous applause by the enormous crowd, it was Hans Zimmer’s Coachella Inception performance that seemed to get the most love.
Not surprising really when you consider the science-fiction film was one of 2010’s most successful movies, and that Hans Zimmer’s music for Inception was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Film Score.
But it is hearing Hans Zimmer’s Coachella Inception performance that really makes you realize just how brilliant this piece of work is, and how long he must have spent composing it.
After all, look at the size of that orchestra and the other musicians on the stage, just to see how many instruments were involved in making the Inception music some of the best movie music ever composed.
And just look how passionate all those musicians are about the music they are producing together. Whether it is a violinists in the orchestra or someone on guitar or the guy beating the hell out of those drums.
Because, sure, it is always nice to sit down and listen to a recorded movie soundtrack long after the movie has faded from your memory, and appreciate just how beautiful the music really is. It is entirely another, however, to have the privilege of being able to see those musicians giving their all to produce a piece of music this spectacular and this ‘epic’. Because, yes, it really is an accurate representation of that overused word.
And as for Hans Zimmer, the word god doesn’t seem to be a bit over the top here, because you do kind of feel you’re heading right for heaven and he’s responsible for that while listening to this.