I’m super excited to bring you Geoff Zanelli today! Geoff wrote the musical score for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He’s also credited with “additional music” on the first four POTC films. We talk about what that means (and it means way more than it sounds like).
Plus we’ll dig into how he went about capturing some of the POTC1 feel while still bringing his own voice to this new score. And how he got in with Hans Zimmer after his years growing up in Orange County and going to the Berklee School of Music.
This is such a fun talk and Geoff’s enthusiasm for the Pirates of the Caribbean films is infectious!
If you’re new to the show, here are a few other episodes you might like to check out as a starting point.
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You can hear Hans Zimmer’s original demo recordings for Pirates of the Caribbean at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6wsGESeNjk
Here’s a bit more in depth discussion with Hans Zimmer about POTC’s music: http://www.soundtrack.net/content/article/?id=205
And if you really want to go down the rabbit hole, check out the comments section of this page on Zimmer and POTC too: http://www.hans-zimmer.com/index.php?rub=disco&id=1128
Rodrigo y Gabriela collaborated with Geoff and Hans on POTC 4. Check out some of their work:
Music from Pirates of the Caribbean 4
And some other stuff that I think shows them off even better
In the fun fact about the number 92, I mentioned the world record length name for a place, the hill in New Zealand. Here’s the full name:
Bet ya can’t say that 10 times fast!
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