Great music-makers, in their own way, are like evangelists. They witness to the truth and goodness and transcendental beauty of God.
Renowned composer Hans Zimmer (who wrote the scores to Dark Knight and Inception, among others) responded to sound critics who felt his music in Interstellar overpowered multiple moments of the film and oftentimes prevented the audience from understanding the actor’s words.
Zimmer spoke with director Christopher Nolan on their previous film Inception,
I want to take you on an adventure. And it’s not a science class. These days we’re being fed nothing but information, but emotionally, I think we get less and less experience in anything because . . . everything is so cleaned up and we’re losing the edge . . . the mystery of things.
The mystery Zimmer is referring to is that spontaneous, unplanned, surprising phenomenon that occurs when a person is opened up by encountering beauty, what theologian Hans Urs Von Balthasar called, “inner-worldly beauty.” And I wonder, could the same be said of our church’s services when we gather together — a gathering filled only with information where we’ve cleaned everything up? …read more