Hans Zimmer revealed in a recent interview on KCRW that he is currently collaborating with the Mexican music duo Rodrigo y Gabriela on his score for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Rodrigo y Gabriela are known for their fast, rhythmic acoustic guitar performances. Visit the duo’s official webpage to find out more about Rodrigo and Gabriela and listen to their work. The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean directed by Rob Marshall and starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Penelope Cruz is set to open on May 20, 2011. Click here to listen to the complete audio interview with Zimmer on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. In the interview, Zimmer also talks about his Oscar-nominated score for Inception, his thoughts on the Award season and his other upcoming projects. He also goes into detail about his collaboration with Johnny Marr on Inception and mentions that Marr has been brought back to perform on the music for Gore Verbinski’s Rango.

Zimmer also recently was a guest on Jim Svejda’s Classical Music show on KUSC. Click here to listen to the audio interview where Zimmer discusses his Inception score including Christopher Nolan’s technophobia and whose idea it was to use the Edith Piaf as the central theme.