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Mr Hans Anselmo Hess

Mr Hans Anselmo Hess

Mr Hans Anselmo Hess

Senior Associate Teacher

Area of research

Uses of Samba in Brazilian Films (1950-2011)

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Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1SA
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Research summary

To study how the use of samba can – intentionally or unintentionally – influence the way films depict, contextualise, interpret and evaluate social, cultural and political features of contemporary Brazil, such as religion, class and national identity.

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I became a musician because I have always loved the magical power of communication that music is capable of. But it was the communication between music and moving image that added for me a very special excitement and power.

When I first heard the soundtracks of composers such as James Horner, James Howard, David Arnold, Jerry Goldsmith, Thomas Newman, Inon Zur, Jesper Kid, Enio Morricone, Alan Silvestri and Hans Zimmer I knew that music composition for films, TV multiple media was the medium I wanted to use to communicate.

I love creating a music narrative that blends beautifully not only ...

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