Hans Zimmer Getting Inspired by Goldfrapp and Verdi

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Hans Zimmer Getting Inspired by Goldfrapp and Verdi

Talking to MTV earlier in February, film composer Hans Zimmer revealed that the score for The Dark Knight Rises will be “extraordinarily epic.”

Like the music in The Dark Knight and Inception wasn’t epic enough?

“I think there’s something in the core of the story that allows you to get the music much bigger and much more sort of, iconic,” he said.

Details surrounding Christopher Nolan’s latest Batman project have been kept pretty quiet thus far, but Zimmer finally opened up more about his work on the film.

Speaking to the BBC, he revealed some of his recent musical influences. “I’ve been listening to a lot of Verdi lately,” said Zimmer. “And Alison Goldfrapp, and a lot of electronica as I’m heading into Dark Knight territory again.”

Though these genres might seem an eclectic assortment, indieWire broke it down for us, saying, “Don’t be worried that Zimmer is going pop, as our guess is that he’s listening to the production of the synth based act—who have mixed ambient, folk, pop and other influences into their sound— for inspiration and ideas rather than trying to figure out how to work ‘Strict Machine’ into the score.”

The Dark Knight Rises is set to release July 20, 2012.