He said winning can spell the end of creativity.
“I turn around and all these smiles, these beaming faces… these genuine people cheering for me, and I feel fantastic,” Zimmer says. “And a little voice in my head goes, ‘Ooh, this feels great!’ So if I write nice music like that again, I can come and do this again.”
“And another voice in my head said, ‘And there lies ruin.'” he recalls.
“And I realised if I took it seriously, if I was in any way was seduced by that moment, there was the end of creativity. It was a dangerous experience. It is so seductive, that moment…”