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Paul Haslinger
Austrian composer

Paul Haslinger

Paul Haslinger
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Intro Austrian composer
A.K.A. Пол Хаслингер, Paul Haslinger
Is Songwriter Musician Composer Film score composer
From Austria
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 11 December 1962, Linz, Austria
Age 60 years
Star sign Sagittarius
Electronic music
Keyboard instrument
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Paul Haslinger (born 11 December 1962) is an Austrian musician and composer. He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Life and career

Early life

Haslinger was born and raised in Linz, Austria. He attended high school at Kollegium Aloisianum, a Jesuit school near Linz. After graduating, he decided to pursue music professionally and studied at both the Vienna’s Academy of Music and the University of Vienna. During this time he developed a career as a session player in Vienna and performed with local bands and artists.

Tangerine Dream (1985–1990)

In 1985, Haslinger joined the German electronic music group Tangerine Dream. During his 5 years with the group, he recorded a total of 15 albums, participated in 4 international tours, and collaborated on a number of soundtracks including Miracle Mile, Near Dark, Shy People and Miramar’s Canyon Dreams directed by Jan Nickman. The soundtrack for Canyon Dreams earned Haslinger his first Grammy nomination in 1991.

Solo work in music

In 1991, Haslinger left Tangerine Dream and relocated to Los Angeles. At the time, he was signed to Private Music. While under contract, he worked on a joint project with Peter Baumann, called Blue Room (unreleased). In 1994 Haslinger released his first solo record, Future Primitive (Wildcat), followed by World Without Rules (1996, RGB) and Score (1999, RGB).


Through the 1990s, Haslinger collaborated on a number of projects with a variety of artists, among them: French Electronic band Lightwave, dark-ambient icon Brian Williams, aka Lustmord, singers Anna Homler & Nona Hendryx, as well as Jon Hassell. In 1998, Haslinger was asked to join the team around film composer Graeme Revell. He worked as a music programmer and arranger on films such as Chinese Box (1999), The Negotiator (1998), The Siege (1998), Pitch Black (2000), Blow (2001), and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001). Haslinger has always favored a collaborative approach to film scoring, and has worked with many studio musicians and performers, such as Steve Tavaglione, George Doering, Greg Ellis, Diego Stocco, Charlie Campagna. In recent years he also started returning to some of his earlier work in experimental music, collaborating with Christian Fennesz and other artists related to British Avantgarde label Touch.

Music for film

Haslinger’s first solo feature film credit came with Crazy/Beautiful, his second collaboration with director John Stockwell. They continued to work together on projects including Blue Crush, Into the Blue, Turistas, and In The Blood. Haslinger has provided scores to several indie and studio features including The Girl Next Door, Crank, Turistas, Shoot 'Em Up, Death Race, Takers, The Three Musketeers, and Mysteries of the Unseen World, among others.

In 2003, Haslinger scored his first film to open at number 1 at the U.S. box office, Underworld, directed by Len Wiseman. He returned to the popular franchise, scoring both Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Underworld: Awakening. Haslinger’s most popular track "Eternity and a Day" has been used repeatedly throughout the franchise and the score to Underworld: Awakening received a 2012 BMI Film Music Award. Haslinger composed the music for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and in theaters in 2017. A Resident Evil Soundtrack will be released in conjunction with the film.

Music for television

Haslinger's first solo composer credit came in 2000 with the HBO Films television movie, Cheaters, which began his relationship with director John Stockwell. Taking a break from film scoring, he returned to television from 2005-2006 to score Showtime's Golden Globe-nominated series Sleeper Cell which resulted in Haslinger's first Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special. In 2014, Haslinger was hired to score the AMC series Halt and Catch Fire. The show is set in the 1980s and has received much critical acclaim for its use of period-specific music. A Halt and Catch Fire soundtrack was released by Lakeshore Records in 2016. Expanding his work with AMC, in 2015 Haslinger was asked to write the music for AMC's spin-off series to The Walking Dead, entitled Fear the Walking Dead.

Music for video games

In 2005, Haslinger was approached by Ubisoft to score the video game Far Cry Instincts. Since then, he has scored a string of game releases, including Rainbow Six: Vegas, Wolverine, Need for Speed. Most recently he collaborated with Ben Frost on the score for the latest installment in the Rainbow Six series, entitled Siege.



Year Title Director Studio(s) Notes
2020 Monster Hunter Paul W. S. Anderson Screen Gems, Capcom Company
2018 The Perfection Richard Shepard Miramax, Netflix
Wildling Fritz Böhm IFC Films, IM Global
2016 Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Paul W. S. Anderson Screen Gems, Capcom Company
2014 No Good Deed Sam Miller Screen Gems
In the Blood John Stockwell Anchor Bay Films Soundtrack available from MovieScore Media
2013 Mysteries of the Unseen World Louis Schwartzberg National Geographic Cinema
Day's End Pictures
Released on IMAX
2012 Underworld: Awakening Måns Mårlind
Bjorn Stein
Screen Gems Fourth in the Underworld film series.
Soundtrack available from Lakeshore Records.
Received BMI Film Music Award for score.
2011 The Three Musketeers Paul W. S. Anderson Constantin Film Produktion, Summit Entertainment Soundtrack available from Milan Records
Death Race 2 Roel Reiné Moonlighting Films
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
2010 Takers John Luessenhop Screen Gems Soundtrack available from Screen Gems
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Patrick Tatopoulos Sketch Films, Screen Gems Soundtrack available from Screen Gems
After.Life Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo Lleju Productions, Anchor Bay Films With Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci
2008 While She Was Out Susan Montford Insight Film Studios, Anchor Bay Films Soundtrack available from Lakeshore Records
Make It Happen Darren Grant The Mayhem Project, The Weinstein Company
Death Race Paul W. S. Anderson Universal Pictures Soundtrack available from Intrada
Prom Night Nelson McCormick Alliance Films, Screen Gems
The Fifth Commandment Jesse V. Johnson Freestyle Releasing, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
2007 Shoot 'Em Up Michael Davis New Line Cinema Soundtrack available from Varèse Sarabande, Universal Music Group
Gardener of Eden Kevin Connolly The 7th Floor, Appian Way, Virtual Studios,
Initial Entertainment Group, Gardener of Eden Productions
Vacancy Nimród Antal Screen Gems Soundtrack available from Commotion
2006 Turistas John Stockwell Fox Atomic Soundtrack from Fox Music
Crank Mark Neveldine
Brian Taylor
Lakeshore Entertainment, Lions Gate Films Soundtrack available on Lakeshore Records
2005 Into the Blue John Stockwell Columbia Pictures, Mandalay Pictures,
Sony Pictures Releasing, MGM
2004 The Girl Next Door Luke Greenfield New Regency Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Soundtrack available on Lakeshore Records
Bring It On Again Damon Santostefano Universal Pictures
2003 Underworld Len Wiseman Lakeshore Entertainment, Screen Gems Soundtrack available on Lakeshore Records
2002 Blue Crush John Stockwell Universal Pictures Soundtrack available from Virgin Records
2001 Crazy/Beautiful John Stockwell Buena Vista Pictures Soundtrack available from Hollywood Records
Picture Claire Bruce McDonald Alliance Atlantis Motion Picture Production,
Seredipity Point Films
Soundtrack available from EMI Music Canada
1999 Infinity's Child Jan Nickman Animated Short Film
The Story of Computer Graphics Frank Foster Association for Computing Machinery
1997 Planetary Traveler Jan Nickman Animated Short Film, Soundtrack available from Third Planet Entertainment


Year Title Producer(s) Network Notes
2014–2017 Halt and Catch Fire Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers, Jonathan Lisco, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein AMC Soundtrack volume one released on Lakeshore Records in 2016

Soundtrack volume two released on Lakeshore Records in 2019

2015–2017 Fear the Walking Dead Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman AMC
2012 Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Voltage Pictures, The Weinstein Company, National Geographic Channel NatGeo Directed by John Stockwell
Television Movie
2005–2006 Sleeper Cell Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris Showtime Soundtrack available from Rhythmbank Entertainment
2000 Cheaters Kevin Reidy, Gloria Jean Sykes HBO Directed by John Stockwell
Television Movie
1994 Pointman Robert Ellis Miller Prime Time Entertainment Television Movie

Video games

Year Title Director Production Company
2015 Rainbow Six Siege Ubisoft
2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine Margaret Tang Amaze Entertainment, Activision Blizzard
2008 Need For Speed: Undercover Joseph A. Hodges Electronic Arts Blackbox
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 David Jankowski, David Moodie Ubisoft
2006 Rainbow Six: Vegas David Moodie Ubisoft
Far Cry Instincts: Evolution Ubisoft
2005 Far Cry Instincts Ubisoft

Solo projects

Year Title Label
1999 Score RGB/Hearts of Space Records
1996 World Without Rules RGB
1994 Future Primitive Wildcat Recording Corporation
As Coma Virus
1997 Hidden Side Effects

With Tangerine Dream

  • Catch Me If You Can (1989, OST released 1994)
  • Deadly Care (1987, OST released 1992)
  • L'Affaire Wallraff (The Man Inside) (1989, OST released 1991)
  • Dead Solid Perfect (1989, OST released 1991)
  • Canyon Dreams (1987 OST, released 1991)
  • Melrose (1990)
  • East (1990 concert, released 2004)
  • Miracle Mile (1989)
  • Lily on the Beach (1989)
  • Rainbow Drive (1989, unreleased OST)
  • Destination Berlin (1989)
  • Rockface (1988 concert, released 2003)
  • Optical Race (1988)
  • Livemiles (1988)
  • Near Dark (1987, OST released 1988)
  • Shy People (1987, OST released 1988)
  • Dead Solid Perfect (1988)
  • Three O'Clock High (OST 1987)
  • Tyger (1987)
  • Zoning (1987)
  • Red Nights (1987, unreleased OST)
  • Tonight's the Night (1987, unreleased OST)
  • Vault IV (1986 concerts, released 2005)
  • Underwater Sunlight (1986)

Programmer for Graeme Revell

  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (OST, 2001)
  • Blow (2000)
  • Red Planet (OST, 2000)
  • Titan A.E. (2000)
  • Pitch Black (2000)
  • The Siege (OST, 1998)
  • The Negotiator (1998)
  • Phoenix (OST, 1998)
  • The Chinese Box (OST, 1997)

With Lightwave

  • Bleue Comme Une Orange (2004)
  • Caryotype (2002)
  • A Collection (Promo CD - 1999)
  • Mundus Subterraneus (1995)
  • Made to Measure (Cassette tape - 1994)
  • Tycho Brahé (1993)
  • Structure Trilogy (Cassette tape - 1991)


  • BMI Television Music Award -"Fear The Walking Dead" (2016)
  • BMI Film Music Award - Underworld: Awakening (2012)
  • BMI Film Music Award - Takers (2011)
  • Emmy Nomination - Sleeper Cell (2006)
  • Grammy Nomination (w/ Tangerine Dream) - Canyon Dreams (1991)
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