Dune: Hans Zimmer on Composing the Sci-Fi Epic’s Otherworldly Score - IGN

Dune: Hans Zimmer on Composing the Sci-Fi Epic’s Otherworldly Score - IGN

After five installments, IGN’s Path to Dune concludes this week with our exclusive interview with Dune composer Hans Zimmer who elaborates on what a good sci-fi film score should do, capturing the right sound for Dune, and the work he’s already begun on Dune, Part Two. In a recent Zoom chat with IGN, Zimmer explained the essential function any sci-fi film score must accomplish: “What science fiction scores do is they create an enormous amount of freedom for the composer to go and invent a world and to be sonically free, and to use colors that maybe haven't existed before. Because literally, you are being asked to create a world. Between the way it looks and the way it sounds, you're creating the world.” Zimmer said the greatest sci-fi scores …
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