‘Pirates: Dead Men’

Geoff Zenelli steps out with is own summer blockbuster score for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. After years of collaborating with go-to pirates composer Hans Zimmer, providing “additional music by,” he gets to strut his stuff solo.

Zanelli also recently collaborated with Grammy-award winning Mark Ronson on the co-written score and songs to Lionsgate’s Mortdecai, marking his third time working with writer/director David Koepp. He also worked with and Steve Martin and Edie Brickell to lend string arrangements to the Grammy-award winning album Love Has Come For You, and follow-up album So Familiar, which dominated the Bluegrass charts. He is currently writing the score and songs for Star Citizen: Squadron 42, a crowd-funded game.

Zanelli has long been a stand-out in television, earning his first Emmy in 2006 for the original score for Steven Spielberg’s miniseries Into The West. With this win, Zanelli became the youngest composer ever to be awarded the ‘Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)’ accolade. A few years later, Spielberg once again tapped Zanelli to score HBO’s The Pacific, which earned him his second Emmy nomination.

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