Hans Zimmer is at once a world class music composer and a pioneer in the use of digital synthesisers integrated with advanced computer technology. He was born near Frankfurt in Germany, attended his first classical concert at the age of three and started playing the family piano. The piano teacher ran out of patience after two weeks and Hans taught himself.
He became increasingly interested in electronic music and in 1979 moved to London, started writing jingles for "Air Edel Associates" and simultaneously teamed up with Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes to produce the worldwide hit "Video killed the Radio Star" and the subsequent album "The Age of Plastic". In 1980, Hans pioneered the use of computers live on stage while working with Warren Cann of Ultravox. He enjoyed a brief spell of stardom in Italy with the avant garde band Frisma before returning to London to develop his next project with Warren Cann. Together they booked the London planetarium for a serie of shows and staged a spectacular event using five fairlights to great acclaim.
Shortly after his Hans met and began working with Stanley Myers. Realising the importance of incorporating synthesisers and computers for contemporary film scores they set up Lillie Yard Studio with the most sophisticated musical equipment available today.
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