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Klaus Badelt - Friday, Sept 20 - (2019)

  • Award Winning Composer best know for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl", "Tima Machine", "Constantine" .


    Klaus Badelt will be presenting "Soul of the Film: Finding the Right Notes" - an indepth look on creating the atmospher, setting the tone of each scene, and how to tell an intriguing story through the art of music.


    Composer Klaus Badelt started his musical career writing and producing music for dozens of highly successful movies and commercials in his native Germany. In 1998, Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer invited him to move his musical home to Media Ventures in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, Klaus has composed scores on his own film and television projects as well as collaborating with Zimmer and other composers.

    Working with Zimmer, Badelt contributed music to the Oscar-nominated scores for Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000), Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line (1998) and Dreamworks' The Prince of Egypt (1998). Klaus collaborated with Zimmer on the music for Mission: Impossible II (2000) with producer Tom Cruise and director John Woo, Ridley Scott's Hannibal (2001) and Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor (2001). He also co-wrote the score to Sean Penn's The Pledge (2001) with Zimmer.

    Klaus recently completed the scores for Werner Herzog's Invincible (2001) (Tim Roth). Dreamworks' The Time Machine (2002) (Guy Pearce and Jeremy Irons) and independent film Manfast (2003). Also in 2002, Badelt scored the independent feature Teknolust(2002) (Tilda Swinton and Jeremy Davies) followed by Miramax/Dimension Films' upcoming feature Equilibrium (2002) (Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs).

    In summer of 2002, Badelt completed the music to Paramount's K-19: The Widowmaker(2002). The world-renowned Kirov Orchestra, under the baton of Valery Gergiev, was recorded in Washington, DC's Constitution Hall for the powerful score. Director Kathryn Bigelow's film tells the tale of nuclear calamity aboard a Russian sub, with Harrison Fordand Liam Neeson portraying two conflicted Russian naval captains under deadly circumstances.

    Badelt recently finished the score for The Recruit (2003), directed by Roger Donaldsonand starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, and Bridget Moynahan. It is scheduled for release in January 2003. In October 2002, Klaus is writing the score for Basic (2003), directed by John McTiernan and starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson.

    - IMDb Mini Biography By:

    Klaus Badelt has written music for over 25 major Hollywood films. He composed the acclaimed score for 2003's top-grossing movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003). His composer credits include: Werner Herzog's Invincible (2001), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), The Recruit (2003), Ned Kelly (2003), Basic (2003), The In-Laws (2003), Catwoman (2004), and the upcoming, animated feature Curious George (currently in production).

    Employing his background in producing records and collaborating with a wide variety of recording artists, Badelt's approach generates original scores with an authentic production value while maintaining the integrity of a film score. By joining forces with the filmmakers, Badelt provides a musical voice that compliments the director's vision, and befits the film. His devoted team spirit in combination with his personal drive to explore new ideas and push the creative envelope, make Klaus Badelt a filmmaker whose distinctive music and intimate style are unique in the industry.

    Badelt enjoyed a highly successful career as a music producer and film composer in his native land Germany, before coming to America in 1997. He since resides in Los Angeles.

    - IMDb Mini Biography By: S. Hartmann

* Images and work as seen on IMDb.

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