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Nitin Sawhney scores BBC’s HUMAN PLANET

In the words of the Guardian “it is easier to list what Nitin Sawhney has not done than what he has!” a statement that could not be truer!

Sawhney has extensively scored music for theatre, cinema, videogames, dance and television, not to mention his studio albums. His work includes Mira Nair’s “The Namesake,” two silent films both accompanied by London Symphony Orchestra “A Throw of Dice” and “Yogoto No Yume”.

His latest project, Nitin Sawhney has created a fresh pioneering musical soundscape to accompany an eight part momentous series HUMAN PLANET. As described by the BBC

“Human Planet is an awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, heart-stopping landmark series that marvels at mankind’s incredible relationship with nature in the world today.”

I believe the reason for choosing Nitin Sawhney for this particular project is due to his reputation as one of the very few composers around whose music has the capacity to surpass cultural barriers.

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Blending a multitude of genres and combining fresh contemporary sounds with an epic cinematic vibe – Sawhney has succeeded in truly bringing the HUMAN PLANET to life.

HUMAN PLANET premieres Thursday, January 13 at 8 pm on BBC1 and runs for 8 weeks.


mind heist by zack hemsey

Ever since I can remember I been a fan huge fan of film scores. Be it

Lord of the Rings, The Last Samurai, SAW, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption etc.

Something behind the intelligence of this type music which has the ability and strength to take you on a sound driven journey and push your emotions to different boundaries.

The other day I was introduced to Zack Hemsey by a Producer/Director/Editor friend Vishesh Sharma based in NYC …

Zack Hemsey is an American composer and music producer, best known for producing and composing music for film trailers. One notable piece was is his work on ‘Trailer 3‘ for the 2010 movie Inception which included his composed piece ‘Mind Heist‘.

It is a common misconception[2] that the piece for this trailer was composed by Hans Zimmer because he composed the offical score for the movie itself. Hemsey has also worked on trailer scores for The Town, Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood. He has also worked on a large number of television commercials and has made his own studio albums.

Mind Heist‘ is filled with thrumming, pulsating strings and awe-inspiring crescendos: matching perfectly the feel and look of the film!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do:

Mind Heist by Zack Hemsey

Zack Hemsey – Empty Room (Trailer Version)

Other projects by Zack can be found at: and

On that note. I must share one more video with you – taken on the premier of INCEPTION.

This is an excerpt from a live performance at the Inception premiere in Hollywood. The track is “Time” from the Inception soundtrack. Hans Zimmer (piano) and Johnny Marr (guitar). Enjoy. PS: If you want to see the whole performance go to:

TIME by Hans Zimmer: truly blowing and epic sounds …