The Contest


How is your year so far??  Mine is great..  Busy as usual!

I just wanted to write today to tell you about a contest that I entered.  A friend of mine sent me a link and the first thing I saw was “Hans Zimmer Wants You!”  Many of you know that I love soundtracks and scores.  Well one of my favorite composers is Hans Zimmer.  For anyone who doesn’t know who that is…he’s a genius.  That’s about all there is to it.

Anyway he created a contest where 3 finalists will get the opportunity the work at his company as a full time composer for film and TV!  Now, when I say “get the opportunity”, I mean the finalists will actually head out to LA to interview for the job.  Exciting, right?


Film Scoring


How are the finalists chosen?  Starting February 19th, a panel of 4 judges, including Mr. Zimmer, will listen to all of the songs submitted (over 3000).  On or before March 20th, the finalists will be announced!

What about the song??

Hans created a short song and basically allowed each contestant to use ANY piece of it to create their own unique work.  I used his percussion and pieces of the female vocal line. (I changed the key of course.)  You can hear what I came up with below!  Please let me know what you think!  Enjoy!