Composer Hans Zimmer and his colleagues on “Rush” -- Peter Asher and Lorne Balfe -- will discuss the music in the Ron Howard-directed hit film at the Billboard & Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Oct. 29 and 30.
“Case Study: The Music of ‘Rush’” will explore Zimmer’s composing methods and recording techniques on the film about the Formula 1 race car drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt. ASCAP is sponsoring the Oct. 29 panel at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The case study is hosted by ASCAP.
“Rush” is the latest film score from Zimmer, whose music has graced more than 100 movies that have grossed more than $22 billion at the worldwide box office. Honored with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Award for Lifetime Achievement, he has also received an Academy Award, two Golden Globes and four Grammy Awards.
Among his films are “The Lion King,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” Gore Verbinski’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” series; Christopher Nolan’s three Batman films, Howard’s “The Da Vinci Code” and Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.”
Joining Zimmer will be Asher, the film’s music consultant and producer, and Balfe, a composer. Besides “Rush,” Asher produced the music for Zimmer’s scores to “Pirates of the Caribbean 4,” “Sherlock Holmes 2,” “Madagascar 3” and “Man of Steel.”
Asher, one half of the pop duo Peter & Gordon, became head of A&R for Apple Records in 1968 and in 1971, founded Peter Asher Management, representing James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Randy Newman and others.
A producer as well, in 1977 and 1989 he received the Grammy for Producer of the Year and most recently produced Steve Martin & Edie Brickell’s album “Love Has Come For You.” He also just completed a project for Elton John with current artists singing songs from “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.
Balfe, a composer from Inverness, Scotland, most recently scored Shane Salerno’s feature documentary “Salinger.” Known for his work on video games, his credits include “Assassin’s Creed III” and “Beyond: Two Souls.”
This year's Film and TV Music Conference's programming highlights include: Singer-songwriter and composer Randy Newman, who will deliver a keynote Q&A conducted by his son, Amos Newman, the head of Music for Visual Media at William Morris Endeavor; T Bone Burnett, who will be honored with the Maestro Award for his seminal work in film and television music, most recently as executive music producer of the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis;" a keynote Q&A by music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, whose credits include "Scandal," "Carrie Diaries,” and the upcoming film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire;" director David O. Russell and music supervisor Sue Jacobs who will discuss their work on the highly anticipated film “American Hustle” and last year’s award-winning “Silver Linings Playbook;” and the expansion of one-on-one meetings and single topic roundtables with industry experts.
Registration for the conference is open at www.billboardevents.com/filmtv