I’m deep into an exciting project now (will share soon!) which is a collaboration with my friend Tina Guo… who also happens to be the cellist for Hans Zimmer in amongst a whole bunch of other awesome things she does. Here she is on stage a few years ago when we all met up in Europe.
I was lucky enough to join Hans Zimmer and his cool band while on tour in Europe. I was with him at two different concerts. Since I was kind of an unofficial part of the crew, I was able to get up on stage and take a bunch of photos. This is Hans’ piano that he was ripping to shreds during the concert… He’s such an inspiration.
It was cool to go to Germany to see the next Hans Zimmer concert and watch everyone warming up. I know very little about music, but it’s always nice to watch people practicing their own craft. I got to talk to Tina and a bunch of the other band members to watch how incredible they are… their commitment and drive is really inspiring!
This was the second time I had seen Hans Zimmer in concert and this time it was in Frankfurt. His friend Lisa Gerrard came in to do her bit for one of the famous Gladiator songs. Man, she can really belt it out. The stage production for these shows is really incredible.
I’ve been working on some fractal math… I suppose many of my followers know that my major was in computer science and math, so I’ve been working on some intense stuff lately now that I understand more about the fabric of reality. I’ll post this to r/DMT as well.
Music is by Shpongle – “Brain in a Fish Tank”
The compression on YouTube is not that great… now generating a 4K version now for Vimeo.
Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer in Concert
While in Frankfurt, we went to go see Hans Zimmer in concert. It was a rather special concert because it was for his birthday, and, even more, this is where Hans was born! People were going absolute apeshit when he came out on stage. Here he is with his old friend Trevor Horn. They got their start together decades ago as The Buggles.
She’s a kick-ass cellist and an awesome person, as you can see in this video:
Daily Photo – Tina Guo on Stage
Haha… I usually don’t take photos like this… it’s quite hyper-sexualized, if you didn’t notice. I’m actually friends with her and I took photos of her and Hans Zimmer and the rest of the band at two of their concerts. I wasn’t so sure about sharing THIS particular photo. I liked it a lot… but, well you know how people can be super-judgy. I didn’t care about them – mostly Tina. Well, it turned out that she LOVED it and re-shared it on her account. So, that made me feel a lot better and a bit silly about having so much self-doubt!
Hey everyone, I’m doing a free event in Glenorchy, New Zealand next week on Saturday the 20th at 7 PM. Come one, come all! Actually, don’t come all as there is only room for 120 people. I’ll be doing an Art Talk + Q&A. The event itself is free, but if you want to do a wine tasting beforehand, that is another option. Here is info and links below:
Trey’s Art Talk
Sat 20 Oct, 7:00pm–8:00pm
Where: Camp Glenorchy, 35 Oban Street Register Here
Free, but should register to ensure a seat. F&B available for purchase.
I’ll go ahead and assume you have a Netflix account. Anyway, go do a search for Hans Zimmer Live and get ready for an amazing show! Best watched Super Loud and with a beverage of your choice!
Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer in Concert!
I was lucky enough to see my friend Hans perform twice in Europe. Once was in Hungary and the other time was in Germany. Both concerts had a lot of similarities, but I was surprised how much Hans ad-libbed a lot of the stuff he was saying between each song. He was especially popular in his hometown of Frankfurt where the fans went absolutely nuts.
I ended up with about 50 (or so) good photos of the two concerts and made a special book just for him and his crew.
Here’s the Facebook LIVE from at the soundcheck for the Hans Zimmer in Frankfurt at the Commerzbank-Arena with our big contest winner Martin Rosenkranz and his wife who came with him to see the concert! While we were filming Lisa Gerrard was belting out one of my favorites from Gladiator while the sound crew gets the levels right. A night spent taking photos while listening to incredible music, couldn’t ask for anything better. Below are some of my favorite photos from both the Budapest and Frankfurt concerts, check them out!
Here’s the first concert we visited in Budapest… the lighting here was just incredible, so I decided to do my own take as a tribute to Inception.
During sound check in Frankfurt, Hans jumped on stage to play “Video Killed the Radio Star,” a song that came out of his very first band (a rarely known fact!).
Lisa Gerrard belts out one of her heart-wrenching songs from Gladiator (Now We are Free).
Everyone in the band seems to do multiple things. Here’s some of the great violinists jump in to do some backup singing.
In the middle of the Frankfurt concert (this is Hans’ home town in Germany), a golden sunset started streaming through the stadium.
Behind the scenes were 10x as many people making sure the show went well. There was so much lighting and control mechanisms – I thought it was all quite overwhelming to even conceive of, much less control.
Tina Guo, one of the featured cellists, tears apart more strings from her bow. I told her it looks kind of like she’s playing a quadcopter, eh?
Here’s the old piano that Hans plays throughout the concert. He told me he gets really nervous before the show, so worried he’s going to hit the wrong note… so that’s why he puts little stars on the keys.
Hans conducts his band during Interstellar, one of the final numbers.