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BiographyLinz, Upper Austria, Austria
His unique approach to sound, blending electronic and acoustic elements into his scores, makes Paul Haslinger a distinguished composer in Hollywood with a sizable body of work ranging from the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated TV series "The Sleeper Cell" and the historic action movie "The Three Musketeers," to the captivating Sci-Fi Thriller "Underworld Awakening". Paul was born in Austria where he studied at both, the prestigious Academy of Music and the University of Vienna. In 1985 he joined German Electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream. With them he worked on a multitude of projects, such as "Underwater Sunlight", the soundtracks "Near Dark" (dir. Read more... Kathryn Bigelow) and "Miracle Mile" (dir. Steve DeJarnett). In 1990, the band received a Grammy nomination for their soundtrack to the documentary "Canyon Dreams". In 1991 Paul moved to Hollywood to focus on his solo career and film composing. His work includes scores for film, television and video games. He wrote the music for Underworld (1,3 & 4), HBO's "Cheaters", "Blue Crush", "The Girl Next Door", "Crank", "Death Race" and video games such as "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "Need for Speed: Undercover" to name just a few of his projects. Most recently he wrote the music for the National Geographic/IMAX_3D project, "Mysteries of the Unseen World," narrated by Forest Whitaker, currently in theaters. Paul has toured, recorded and collaborated extensively around the world. Artists he has worked with include Jon Hassell, Jason Falkner, Justin Meldal-Johnson, Nona Hendryx, Lustmord, Sussan Deyhim, Steve Tavaglione and AJ Racy. In 2014, Paul will score the highly anticipated AMC series "Halt and Catch Fire" and collaborate with SnorriBros (of REM and PI fame) on a new music project 'Lost Signal'.