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Nov 20, 2011

In collaboration with Hans Zimmer, Klaus contributed to the Oscar-nominated scores for The Thin Red Line and The Prince of Egypt, as well as writing music for directors including: Ridley Scott, Terrence Mallick, John Woo, Kathryn Bigelow, Werner Herzog, Sean Penn, Gore Verbinski, Michael Bay, and Steven Spielberg.  

His film projects included: Gladiator, The Pledge, Hannibal, and Pearl Harbor, and the notable score for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

In 2004, Klaus branched out of Zimmer's studio and founded Theme Park Studios, in Santa Monica, CA.

From here Klaus has scored: Ned Kelly, Constantine, Poseidon, Rescue Dawn, Heartbreaker, The Extra Man, and Point Blank

Klaus worked on the soundtrack for Chinese fantasy film, The Promise and wrote the music for the closing ceremonies at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Klaus was recently commissioned to write an opera about China's First Emperor.