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John Paesano (born July 2, 1977) is an American composer, working primarily in film, television and video games. He is known for collaborating with director Wes Ball on the Maze Runner film series, as well as composing for the Marvel television shows The Defenders and Daredevil, with the latter garnering a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music. He has also contributed the music to the acclaimed video game titles Detroit: Become Human and Spider-Man.
Life and career
Paesano was born in Detroit. He first studied classical music at Conservatoire de Paris located in Parc de la Villette, France before continuing his studies at Berklee College of Music pursuing a major in musical composition and film scoring. He then worked under composers Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams providing additional music for the former, and orchestrating for the latter. Paesano cites Steven Spielberg's 1987 film Empire of the Sun as his motivation for getting into film scoring.
In 2014, Paesano was hired to compose the music for The Maze Runner. Speaking of the job, he recalled seeing Wes Ball's 2011 short film, Ruin and was intrigued by it, composing a short demo (which eventually would become the "Maze Runner" theme) for Ball. He visited the sets in New Orleans, observing the "environmental soundscape" and tried to incorporate the natural sounds into his score. He recorded the score with an orchestra at the Newman Scoring Stage with sessions running for 2 weeks. Paesano would later return to score the 2nd and 3rd film of the series, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Maze Runner: The Death Cure.
|Truth Be Told||2019|
|Penny Dreadful: City of Angels||2020|
|2017||Mass Effect: Andromeda||Mac Walters||BioWare
|Debut work as video game composer|
|Gran Turismo Sport||Kazunori Yamauchi||Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|2018||Detroit: Become Human||David Cage
|Quantic Dream||Composed the soundtrack for Markus, one of the main protagonists|
|Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment / Marvel Games|
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- Hannett, Michelle (September 12, 2014). "WAMG Talks To THE MAZE RUNNER Composer John Paesano". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
- Rozeman, Mark (April 6, 2016). "Devil's in the Details: Daredevil Composer John Paesano on Scoring Hell's Kitchen". Paste Magazine. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
- "Interview: 'Daredevil' Season 2 Composer John Paesano". Geeks of Doom. March 21, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
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