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Zimmer and Marr to perform ‘Inception’ concert

Posted by Kristopher Tapley · 3:50 pm · July 12th, 2010

The publicity machine is oiled and clicking around Hans Zimmer lately, as well it should be.  The composer seems to be enjoying a hot streak of celebrated creativity as of late, thanks largely to his recent collaborations with director Christopher Nolan.

Nolan’s much-anticipated film “Inception” will hold its Los Angeles premiere tomorrow night at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.  Following the screening, Zimmer and guitarist Johnny Marr (who contributes guitar accompaniment on the film’s score) will be performing a special concert at a private after-party across the street at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theatre.  They’ll be backed by a 20-piece orchestra.

But don’t fret.  The party might be private, but them press release notes that the performance will be streamed live on the internet at http://www.ustream.tv/inceptionpremiere.

Additionally, Zimmer will be at Amoeba Records in Hollywood Thursday, July 15 for an 8:00pm record signing.  The first 200 fans to purchase an “‘Inception’ Soundtrack fan pack” will receive a copy of the CD soundtrack, a movie poster, a guaranteed place in line to meet Zimmer at the signing and a ticket to the midnight screening of the film at the nearby ArcLight Theatre.  Packages go on sale ($35 each, which seems like a steal) at Amoeba Tuesday at 10:30am.

And if all that wasn’t enough, the score also has its own site.  Like I said, oiled and clicking.

Check back tomorrow for my interview with Zimmer and ambient music designer Mel Wesson about their work on the film, which hits theaters this Friday.




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  • 1 7-12-2010 at 4:27 pm

    Chris G. said...

    Johnny Marr is doing music for Inception? God. How awesome.

    Now, if only Hans Zimmer’s collaboration with Omar Rodriquez Lopez for The Burning Plain would ever be released, I’d be happy as a clam.

    Zimmer is sparring with some cool guitarists/composers.

  • 2 7-12-2010 at 9:28 pm

    Mark Kratina said...

    I am listening to the Inception soundtrack on Youtube- it is fantastic!

    I love “Time.” Really epic, emotional stuff.

    Can’t wait to pick up my copy tomorrow.

  • 3 7-12-2010 at 9:58 pm

    Danny King said...

    I stopped in Amoeba Records when I visited L.A. over Spring Break. Had a really incredible selection of stuff. The ArcLight and Grauman’s are great venues as well. Seems as if following Zimmer around this week could give someone a decent mini-tour of L.A.

  • 4 7-13-2010 at 12:07 am

    the other mike said...

    Johnny Marr, what a legend.

  • 5 7-13-2010 at 6:29 am

    Mike_M said...

    My copy of the score is arriving today… should I hold off on listening to it until I have seen the movie, or give it a spin tonight?

    Making my first trek to Amoeba Record (in San Fran/Berkeley) in early Aug, cant wait.

  • 6 7-14-2010 at 3:57 am

    Chris G. said...

    By the way, here’s a stream of the performance:

    http://www.livestream.com/inceptionpremiere

    Anyone know if there’s one of this for the Batman Begins / TDK soundtracks? I’d give my virtual left arm.

  • 7 7-14-2010 at 10:11 am

    Kevin K. said...

    Watched the live performance, and I gotta say, it gave me chills and moved me. Time is so emotionally charged and heartbreaking. I really can’t wait to see what it plays over in the film (the ending of course, but I need the context lol). I loved that all the performers were rocking the fuck out on Mombasa. That’s what happens when you have Johnny Marr front and center stage, jammin on his guitar.

    Chris G.: I think the TDK live performance is available on youtube somewhere, but it was most definitely a BD-Live feature on the TDK blu-ray two years ago.