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30 Jul 2015

91H0gDYomLL._SX425_Sony Classical will release the official soundtrack album for the sequel The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. The album features the film’s original music composed by John Paesano (Daredevil, When the Game Stands Tall, Dreamworks Dragons) who previously scored last year’s first part in the series. The soundtrack will be released on September 11, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Check back on this page for the full album details. The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is directed by Wes Ball and stars Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee, Patricia Clarkson, Giancarlo Esposito, Aidan Gillen, Nathalie Emmanuel, Rosa Salazar, Jacob Lofland, Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor. The movie will be released nationwide on September 18 by 20th Century Fox.

14 Jul 2015

WSAJohn Paesano nominated for Public Choice Award for the World Soundtrack Awards for his work on “The Maze Runner”

The World Soundtrack Awards are awarded annually to mark and celebrate outstanding achievements in scoring music for motion pictures and to honour other achievements and composers as provided for in the rules and approved by the advisory board of the organizing body, the World Soundtrack Academy.

Launched in 2001 by Film Fest Gent, the World Soundtrack Academy is aimed at organizing and overseeing the educational, cultural and professional aspects of the art of film music, including the preservation of the history of the soundtrack and its worldwide promotion. The latter through the presentation of awards as well as through the development of several other promotional initiatives.

The awards should only be seen as a start. The World Soundtrack Academy is in the process of developing new initiatives that fit in the academy’s mission statement.

The academy also actively contributes to the study of this form of art through organizing seminarsworkshopsmaster classes, etc. as well as through the future publication of these studies and the development of an archive.

Together with Film Fest Gent, the World Soundtrack Academy will also develop initiatives that are aimed at offering a strong platform to emerging film music talent in Europe.

The idea to set up the academy actually comes from a number of film composers attending the festival, and who considered it best placed to create a non-profit structure that would be able to operate completely unbiased.