Watch: Hans Zimmer Performs Inception Score at its Premiere
In an epic publicity stunt, legendary composer Hans Zimmer teamed up with guitarist Johnny Marr (of The Smiths) for a live performance of the score from Inception during the big glitzy, glamorous red carpet premiere held in Los Angeles last night for Christopher Nolan's new movie. I can personally attest to the fact that Zimmer's score for Inception, like all his scores for Nolan, is absolutely phenomenal and this would've been amazing to watch in person. That said, it was recorded live last night and our friends at In Contention found a playback video of the stream for your viewing/listening pleasure. Damn I love this score so much!
The video is pretty long, but if you skip ahead to the 8:30 minute mark, that's when things start up at the concert. Before then, there's footage of red carpet arrivals and interviews if you want to watch that as well.
Zimmer and Marr were essentially the entertainment for the afterparty of the Inception premiere. They were backed by a 20-piece orchestra and played live at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. I normally would tell you not to listen to the score before seeing the movie, as I think it's best to hear it in the context of the movie first, but this is just so awesome I say go for it, especially if you're a big Zimmer fan like I am. Do yourself a favor and buy a copy of this soundtrack as soon as you watch the movie, it's totally worth it, not just because Zimmer is as talented as Chris Nolan, but it's one soundtrack that you will listen to over and over. There is actually an entire website for the score you can visit (and can buy copies of it) at: inceptionscore.com.
Inception finally hits theaters on Friday and I'm hoping everyone is going to be seeing it this weekend. For more info on the concert performance with Zimmer, head over to In Contention. Another extra photo below.