Turin, Italy – The VIEW Conference 2018 is proud to announce that musician, composer, and record producer Hans Zimmer will deliver a keynote address during the annual October conference.
“We are so excited to welcome this amazingly versatile composer to our VIEW family,” says conference director Dr. Maria Elena Gutierrez. “Hans Zimmer is one of Hollywood’s most innovative talents. His keynote address will be inspiring and entertaining.”
Hans Zimmer received an Academy Award for The Lion King, two Golden Globe Awards (The Lion King, Gladiator), four Grammy Awards (two for The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Dark Knight), a Stephen Hawking Medal (Interstellar), and has more than 100 other awards, and 231 nominations, including a Tony Award nomination and a nomination for Film Composer of the year in 2006. He made The Daily Telegraph’s list of the “top 100 living geniuses” in 2007. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Film Composition from the National Board of Review‚ the Frederick Loewe Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement. He has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Zimmer began his career playing keyboards and synthesizers in rock bands in the ’ 70s and ’ 80s and graduated to working as a synthesizer programmer. His work with The Deer Hunter composer Stanley Myers led to a solo score for the 1987 A World Apart, which caught the ear of director Barry Levinson. Levinson hired him to compose the score for Rain Man(1988), whichearned Zimmer an Academy Award nomination. Since then, he has scored over 150 films including Gladiator, The Lion King, all three of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films and Interstellar, and most recently Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049. He is the founder of Remote Control Productions, and is the head of the film music division at DreamWorks studios.
During 2017/18, Zimmer composed music for four television productions and 11 films, and took a group of musicians on a road tour. He’s currently composing scores for three feature films: Widows, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, and The Lion King.
The international VIEW Conference, Italy’s premiere event for Computer Graphics, Interactive and Immersive Storytelling, Animation, Visual Effects, Games, and VR, AR, and Mixed Reality, brings top professionals from those fields to the beautiful baroque city of Torino, Italy for a week of talks, presentations, and workshops.