A tune of joyful defiance. Hans Zimmer took a second to honor a Ukrainian pianist throughout his London live performance earlier this week.
Pausing his personal efficiency on the O2 Enviornment, the composer confirmed a video for the viewers depicting the younger musician named Alex, who refused to cease enjoying the primary theme to 2010’s Inception when air raid sirens started going off in a Lviv subway station.
Nationwide Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer captured the second in a Lviv subway station and posted the video on social media. “When bomb sirens started, police requested everybody to maneuver contained in the railway station,” wrote Stanmeyer within the Instagram caption. “Alex @alexpian_official wouldn’t cease, enjoying his piano louder in opposition to the air raid warning. His pal joined with probably the most calming pink nails. A easy, overwhelming one-minute ardour in opposition to concern, in opposition to battle…”
Zimmer, who wrote the Oscar-nominated rating for the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring sci-fi thriller, additionally revealed that he even despatched the Ukrainian pianist a considerate private message on social media. “Hey, Alex. That is Hans Zimmer and I’m simply astonished by your rendition of ‘Time’ within the time of disaster,” he stated within the video. “I’m astonished by what you probably did with the music. It completely lifts the spirits of the Ukrainian individuals. [We] are in your aspect. We’ll play ‘Time’ for you tonight. We’ll all the time play ‘Time’ for you. We’ll all the time be there for you. Thanks.”
Watch the viral video of Alex’s courageous efficiency right here. Try Zimmer’s video message and “Surprise Girl” efficiency beneath.
Enjoying the Inception theme wasn’t the one time Zimmer referenced Ukraine throughout his live performance, both. He additionally spoke about working with a Ukrainian orchestra earlier than launching into the theme of Surprise Girl 1984.
“When COVID stopped us from coming right here 885 days in the past, we booked our orchestra from the Ukraine, from Odessa, and we solely managed to get 10 individuals out,” the composer stated (through NME). “So simply welcome them.”
He continued, “One of many issues which I assumed was outstanding concerning the people who we did carry again out of the Ukraine, that had been left behind from the orchestra, it was loads of girls. They taught me who the true surprise girls are and so I want to rejoice them with this little ditty referred to as ‘Surprise Girl.’”