Alexander Layer Released the Guitar Cover of Hans Zimmer’s Time

Alexander Layer, the guitarist and a composer from Italy, released the video for his guitar arrangement of Hans Zimmer’s Time. “Time“ is a soundtrack to the 2010  science fiction action film Inception, written and directed by Christopher Nolan.

Your arrangement of Hans Zimmer’s Time sounds very emotional, almost poetic. I read somewhere that Hans said that he always hears music in his head. Is it the same with you? What inspires you the most when it comes to Zimmer’s music, and how does it reflects in your artstic vision?

Alexander: Let’s say that before approaching Hans Zimmer’s song “Time”, I was struck by the film “Inception” which immediately sparked in me a passion for this song that I had to do my own version. Music is always in my head like almost any musician. I like to have my own periods to isolate myself so I can come up with new ideas. On the other hand, Hans Zimmer remains for me one of the most brilliant composers and I can say that he is one of my favorites.

Did you ever thought about writing music for theatrical purposes, for some theatre stage play, or, even, some motion picture? Do you find that kind of music expression inspiring?

Alexander: Yes, I have a strong weakness for film soundtracks and I would like one day to be able to dedicate myself to this beautiful art, also being a strong fan of cinema especially the Fantasy genre.

What can we expect next from your music studio?

Alexander: For now I am dedicating myself to the composition of my third official album with my idea of origin but I am doing a lot of sound research to better develop something new the rest I will reveal soon 🙂

TIME – Inception: Music from the Motion Picture, by Hans Zimmer; Guitar cover arrangement, by Alexander Layer

Recorded, Filmed, Mix and Mastered in Alexander Layer’s studio, 2022. Drums and Orchestral Programmed in Alexander Layer’s studio.

About Hans Zimmer:

Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film score composer and record producer. He is the recipient of four Grammy Awards, three Classical BRIT Awards, three Golden Globes, one BAFTA, two Academy Awards, and was named on the list of Top 100 Living Geniuses, published by The Daily Telegraph. His works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. Since the 1980s, Zimmer has composed music for over 150 films. His works include The Lion King (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1995), Gladiator, The Last Samurai, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk. He won a second Academy Award for Dune in 2022.

Alexander Layer discography:

Fenrir – album, 2019, Momos Production;

Huginn Muninn – digital album, 2019, Elevate Records label;

Ymir – single, 2021, Elevate Records;

Sounds From The Labs, Vol.1 – album, 2021, Elevate Records




Photo credit: Alexander Layer

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