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 collaborations with Ben Frost on the score for the latest instalment in the Rainbow Six series entitled Siege.
To embark on such a course means you must have an educated beginning. Paul Haslinger has history: he grew up in a musical family in Linz, Austria. He abandoned piano lessons early and learned the secrets of composition while scrutinising the alchemy of songwriting before studying 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 has 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. Paul soon broke out on his own into an eclectic decade where he worked on videos games with Ben Frost and scored the entire four series of the acclaimed AMC Show Halt & Catch Fire. Amid the soundtrack awakenings Paul started working on his own solo material where his classical upbringing and love of experimentation met head-on.
Haslinger’s appetite to experiment and desire to continue his musical journey knows no bounds. He’s about to work again with Peter Bauman as Neuland, a Tangerine Dream-inspired more electronic union, he’s set for further AI collaborations and experiments while the soundtrack work keeps on coming with Interrogation (CBS) and Monster Hunter (Sony) imminent.