Holy tapping the crowd initiative, Batman! Top Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, whose career encompasses more than 100 movies is currently working on the score for the forthcoming Batman sequel, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and he’s calling on members of the public to help. The musical maestro is crowdsourcing audio to put in the film to create a worldwide chant from hundreds of thousands of voices. It’s being organised through Ujam.com and Bat fans can make their vocal contributions via a specially created webpage.
And what’s good for those of us who’ll never trouble the music charts is that it doesn’t matter if you mumble, growl, stutter or scream, are tone deaf and completely out-of-tune. Zimmer’s request covers all ‘talent’ levels. “There is no such thing as out-of-tune, no timing we can’t fix later. If you mumble, growl, scream or whisper, it’s all good”.
Find Your Bat Voice
All you need is a computer and microphone, then when you’re at the webpage follow the instructions and record your offering. There’s even a sample recording of a chant to get you in the mood.
The process is painless and utterly simple. Just have a go, and make any noise you like. And if there is anyone else in the room with you, they can join in as well.
The reasoning behind this innovative approach to movie music making according to Zimmer’s interview with Collider.com, is that he likes to create totally original sounds that no one has ever heard before.
At the moment there’s no word on exactly where the chant will be used in the finished film, but speculation is rife that it could be the signature theme for one of the baddies, such as Bane, an escaped convict and super-villain.