The galaxy went into a frenzy yesterday with the arrival of the new trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and it promises a cinematic experience that will be an utter event to behold.
And now in a special surprise, Warner Brothers Pictures and WaterTower Music have offered audiences a special taste of what is to come with two pieces from Hans Zimmer’s office score. These pieces include the ethereal ‘Paul’s Dream’ and the monumental ‘Ripples In The Sand’.
These two pieces of orchestration give audiences a mind-expanding experience of utter audio brilliance and present a taste of where Zimmer is taking the direction of the score for Dune in.
In a special IMAX presentation of Dune where director Denis Villeneuve presented the first ten minutes of footage, Hans Zimmer also spoke of the orchestration behind the film and where he wanted to venture to. As a lifelong fan of Frank Herbert’s work, Zimmer saw Dune as a dream project to work upon, and he has thrown all of his creativity and artistry into the project to bring the film to life. The talented composer talked about how he strove to achieve a sound that was not of this earth, and thus has steered away from traditional orchestration for this work. Instead, his score relieved heavily on organic percussion sounds, alongside resampled vocalisations of many different performers to establish a sound that is unique to each principle character, and the families and worlds they inhabit and hold allegiance to.
With these two tracks, he has surely accomplished a sound unlike anything I have ever heard before and these two pieces truly will take you on a journey across time and space and signal, and my excitement for this ambitious feature has only grown further.
Here’s the official synopsis:
In the far future of humanity, Duke Leto Atreides (Oscar Isaac) accepts the stewardship of the dangerous desert planet Arrakis, also known as Dune, the only source of the most valuable substance in the universe, “melange” (also called “spice”), a drug that extends human life, provides superhuman levels of thought, and makes faster-than-light travel practical. Though Leto knows the opportunity is an intricate trap set by his enemies, he takes his Bene Gesserit concubine Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson), young son and heir Paul (Timothée Chalamet), and most trusted advisors to Arrakis. Leto takes control of the spice mining operation, which is made perilous by the presence of giant sandworms. A bitter betrayal leads Paul and Jessica to the Fremen, natives of Arrakis who live in the deep desert.
Dune is a cinematic event you want to see on the biggest screen possible, and with orchestration like this, you’ll be utterly swept up into its epic narrative when it arrives IN CINEMAS on October 21.