Hans Zimmer & Glen Keane in Bremen

Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte and Senator for Economic Affairs Kristina Vogt welcomed the guests from Hollywood, who signed the Golden Book of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in the Chimney Hall of Bremen City Hall.
Press release

For the music production of a new animated film project, the German film music composer, music producer and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer and the American film animator, illustrator and Oscar winner Glen Keane visited Bremen to record Beethoven's Symphony with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in the concert hall "Die Glocke".

"The music of Hans Zimmer moves people all over the world," Mayor Bovenschulte praised the composer's work. "It is a great honour for Bremen that the new joint project with Glen Keane, will be musically realised here in the Hanseatic city."

The creative team includes the conductor and artistic director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Paavo Järvi - considered one of the greatest Beethoven experts, his interpretations of the symphonies are world famous, violinist Alexey Igudesman, who is advising Hans Zimmer, and producer Gennie Rim. (Glen Keane Productions). On the German side, the Bremen-based Kinescope Film is responsible for the realisation of the musically and technically demanding project.

Senator for Economic Affairs Kristina Vogt: "I am very pleased to welcome these outstanding and internationally renowned personalities of the film industry to Bremen. I am particularly pleased that the reasons for coming to Bremen are professional. This is a great accolade for Bremen as a film and music location, for the excellent local production conditions. A very good example of this is the Bremen production company Kinescope Film."

Photo caption: People (from left to right): Matthias Greving, Kinescope Film GmbH; Max Keane, son of Glen Keane; Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte; Gennie Rim, film producer; Glen Keane, film animator; Hans Zimmer, film music composer; Albert Schmitt, Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; Senator for Economic Affairs Kristina Vogt, Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman, violinist and composer. Photo: Benjamin Eichler