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Hans Zimmer, David Fleming: Bio

Hans Zimmer has scored more than 200 projects across all mediums, which, combined, have grossed more than 28 billion dollars at the worldwide box office.  Zimmer has been honored with an Academy Award®, two Golden Globes®, three Grammys®, an American Music Award, and a Tony® Award. Zimmer's work highlights over the past few years include Widows, which reteamed the composer with director Steve McQueen after previously working together on the critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave; Blade Runner 2049 which he co-scored alongside Benjamin Wallfisch and earned Grammy, BAFTA and Critics' Choice nominations for Best Score; and Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk which earned him nominations for an Academy Award, Grammy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, and Critics' Choice Award.  Other notable scores of Zimmer's include Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, As Good as It Gets, Rain Man, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Thelma and Louise, Black Hawk Down and The Last Samurai. Zimmer most recently scored the live-action remake of The Lion King, for which he received a Grammy® nomination for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. The film, which was released by Disney on July 19, 2019, grossed over $1.7 billion at the box office.  Upcoming projects include The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which will be released by Paramount on July 31, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 set to be released by Warner Bros. August 14, 2020, the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, which will be released by MGM on November 25, 2020, Dune set to be released by Warner Bros. December 18, 2020, and Top Gun: Maverick, which will be released by Paramount on December 23, 2020.

Recently, Zimmer completed highly successful Hans Zimmer Live tour stops across Asia and Australia and continues to perform concerts around the globe including an upcoming European tour beginning in February 2021.

David Fleming is an American composer who has quickly built an eclectic portfolio, including lush scores for David Attenborough documentaries, propulsive music for Michael Bay films, and an orchestral arrangement for Beyoncé.  

David's work can next be heard in Ron Howard's Hillbilly Elegy, which will be released on Netflix and in select theaters on November 24. The film, which David scored alongside legendary composer Hans Zimmer, is based on the J.D. Vance Bestseller of the same name, and stars Amy Adams and Glenn Close. Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful personal memoir that offers a window into one family's personal journey of survival and triumph. By following three colorful generations through their unique struggles, J.D.'s family story explores the highs and lows that define his family's experience.

David started his career moonlighting in New York ad houses, writing music for ringtones and liquor commercials.  After winning BMI's Pete Carpenter fellowship, he relocated to Los Angeles at the invitation of renowned Law & Order composer, Mike Post.  Soon, David began contributing music to major films including Lionsgate's Divergent and the Transformers series.  

In 2017 David composed the score for the BBC's internationally acclaimed Blue Planet II alongside Zimmer, which marked the start of a fruitful working relationship with the Academy Award-winning composer. David's work with Zimmer encompasses films including Disney's The Lion King (2019) and X-Men: Dark Phoenix, as well as the forthcoming Wonder Woman 1984 and Dune.  Through his soundtrack work, David has also collaborated with popular recording artists such as Elton John, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams, Imagine Dragons, and Beyoncé, with whom he worked on the Grammy nominated song Spirit, for The Lion King soundtrack.

Other film credits include Revenge for Jolly! starring Oscar Isaac and the Sony Screen Gems thriller The Perfect Guy, composed alongside longtime mentor, Atli Örvarsson. David has contributed music to video games such as the Assassin's Creed series, and his work for the NBC show Chicago Fire has earned him multiple ASCAP awards. David resides in the historic Jefferson Park neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife Monica and their dog Ruby.

Hans Zimmer, David Fleming

Hillbilly Elegy - Music From the Netflix Film

Milan Records - Sony Masterworks

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4 We Respect Our Dead  
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7 Resignation  
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9 Responsibility  
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Milan Records today releases HILLBILLY ELEGY (MUSIC FROM THE NETFLIX FILM) with music by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer and frequent collaborator David Fleming.  Available everywhere now, the album features music written by the duo for Academy Award®-winning director Ron Howard's big screen adaptation of J.D. Vance's best-selling memoir of the same name.  The project marks Zimmer's ninth collaboration with Howard, extending the legendary 29-year creative partnership between the two.  Hillbilly Elegy premieres on Netflix and in select theaters on November 24.

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