After studying music at the Academy in Vienna, Paul took the call to join Kosmische Musik legends Tangerine Dream, where he collaborated with them on highly regarded soundtracks for Miracle Mile, Near Dark, Shy People, Legend and the 1991 Grammy-nominated Canyon Dreams.
Since leaving the band to pursue solo work and relocating to LA, Haslinger has worked on films such as Cheaters, Crazy/Beautiful and Blue Crush with director John Stockwell, Underworld: Rise of the Lyrcans, Underworld: Awakening, The Three Musketeers and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. In TV, his work includes all four series of AMC series Halt and Catch Fire and Fear the Walking Dead as well as Showtime’s Golden Globe nominated series Sleeper Cell which resulted in Haslinger’s first Primetime Emmy nominated for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special.
Paul’s gaming work includes titles such as Ubisoft’s Far Cry Instincts, Rainbow Six: Siege, Wolverine, Need for Speed and his collaboration with Ben Frost on the score for the latest instalment in the Rainbow Six series entitled Siege.
Paul grew up in a musical family in Linz, Austria, where he abandoned piano lessons early and learned the secrets of composition while scrutinising the alchemy of songwriting. He went on to study music at the Academy in Vienna, where he picked up work as a session player. Relocating to LA, Paul flourished in the emerging US electronic scene. He collaborated with Jon Hassell, France’s renowned electronic experimentalists Lightwave, and dark ambient pioneer Lustmord before working on numerous renowned scores and soundtracks with composer Graeme Revell. During his years working in Hollywood, Haslinger’s appetite for exploration and experimentation has increased. He recently started a new project with British-Nigerian singer Ade Omotayo, he’s set for further album projects on Artificial Instinct, a label he started with Fire Records founder James Nicholls, while the soundtrack work keeps on coming with Mass Effect: The Rise of YouTube (dir: Alex Winter) and The Birth of Daniel F. Harris (Clerkenwell Films/Ch4) imminent.