Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe are hosting a competition for the music community entitled, “Show us your Musical Genius!” Participants will submit their rendition or interpretation of the composers’ Emmy Award-nominated theme from the NatGeo original series Genius executive produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer & Ken Biller and starring Geoffrey Rush & Johnny Flynn and blue ribbon judges along with Zimmer and Balfe will pick the winners. Top prize winners of the musical challenge will be invited to a Zimmer or Balfe recording session in London or Los Angeles. Submissions are now open until September 5, 2017 for the competition presented by Indi.com in partnership with NatGeo, Fox21 and Milan Records. As Zimmer explains, “Lorne and I were honored to collaborate with Ron Howard for this enlightening project about geniuses. We hope that through this Challenge on Indi.com, we can discover and present a new musical genius to the world.” Balfe adds, “With a challenge like this, there are so many creative possibilities and interpretations of our theme. We are expecting to receive some very impressive entries!” To celebrate the show and the music nomination, Nicole Greenwood of Indi.com describes the challenge, “Participants go to http://indi.com/genius/showusyourmusicalgenius to listen to the Original Main Title Theme Music and to download the sheet music; then create their version. It can be a tribute to the original, a solo instrumental, or a completely unique spin on the music. Anything goes!”

  1. Andreas says:

    I just want to say thank you! Your article was the reason that I attended!

    And here is the result. I hope you enjoy 🙂