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Paul Haslinger

Austrian-born Paul Haslinger has secured a distinctive reputation for composing film scores, which incorporate both robust classical elements and compelling electronica.

Formally trained in his hometown of Linz, Haslinger ventured to Vienna, where he continued his classical studies while exploring the new domain of electronic music. Auditions for the band Tangerine Dream and the move to California led to a five year collaboration, four albums, and several films, including Miracle Mile, Near Dark, and Canyon Dreams.

After his "Dream" period, Haslinger released three solo albums and scored two landmark animated science-fiction films, Planetary Traveler and Infinity’s Child.

He continued perfecting his film scoring skills as the programmer for Graeme Revell, supplying memorable textures and atmospheric style to Blow, the Negotiator, The Siege, Pitch Black, and Tomb Raider, to name a few. Haslinger earned his first solo credit as a film composer for the 2000 movie Cheaters, directed by John Stockwell. Since then, he has worked on Stockwell’s Crazy/Beautiful, Blue Crush, and last summer’s Into The Blue, starring Jessica Alba and Paul Walker.

2002 found Haslinger composing and producing musical segments for Steven Spielberg’s thriller Minority Report. In 2003, Haslinger scored Len Wiseman’s Underworld, his first film to open #1 at the US box office. In recent years, Haslinger has made a conscious effort to expand and diversify his work.

His scores for Ubisoft’s Xbox releases Far Cry: Instincts and RainbowSix – Vegas were enthusiastically received by the gaming community; while his work on the Golden Globe & Emmy nominated series SleeperCell (Showtime) received wide critical acclaim for its mix of Western and Middle East music elements. He continues to be in high demand as a film composer having recently completed work on several feature releases including Turistas (dir John Stockwell), Crank (dirs Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine), Gardener of Eden (dir Kevin Connolly) and most recently Sony Screen Gems’ thriller Vacancy (Dir.: Nimrod Antal) and the upcoming New Line thriller/dark comedy Shoot Em Up (Dir.: Michael Davis).

Portfolio and Chronological Project Listing can be found at: www.haslinger.com or myspace.com/phaslinger

Paul Haslinger: "My writing systems have utilized RME audio hardware for years. From the Digiface, the Hammerfall 9652, to the current MADI and AES cards, the stability experienced from the RME drivers along with my own hardware comparison tests, have made the decision of which digital audio hardware to use, the easiest in all my systems."

Paul Haslinger