Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Here’s a new level of audience participation: composer Hans Zimmer is inviting anyone to contribute their voice to the score of The Dark Knight Rises. “I’m shining the bat-signal up into the sky to call you all,” is a quote attributed to Zimmer. (But probably written by marketing.)
The idea is that you can record a chant, which will possibly be incorporated into the score, likely in one of the ‘fire rises’ style chants that have been teased already. More details after the break.
I’m shining the bat-signal up into the sky to call you all! We need to hear your voices! Now and Loud! We are creating the sound of a worldwide chant. Everyone come and be part of it. It’s easy:
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. Make it yours. If you only get halfway through, no problem! Do it alone, bring your friends, but do it with energy and commitment.
Let your voice be heard and be a part of our adventure! So we need every one of you out there to join. By signing up and recording your voice, you could be a part of “The Dark Knight Rises”.
A sample chant at the UJAM link will let you know the sort of thing that they’re looking for. Of course, there’s no guarantee that your submission will be used, and if it is, there is no guarantee that it will be audible among all the others. Regardless, this is a really neat little trick.