John Paesano scores The Maze Runner
Posted on September 29, 2014 by Dan Goldwasser
Last December, John Paesano recorded his score to the new sci-fi thriller, The Maze Runner. The adaptation of the popular young adult novel was directed by Wes Ball, and ScoringSessions.com is thrilled to bring our readers photos from the scoring sessions that took place at 20th Century Fox!
Conductor Pete Anthony and the orchestra record composer John Paesano’s score to The Maze Runner
Conducted by Pete Anthony, Paesano’s score was recorded with a large ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Thematic and unabashedly bold during the action sequences, it was also refreshing to see a composer use the full orchestra all in the room at the same time, along with live percussion players.
Concertmaster Belinda Broughton and the first violins wait patiently for the next take
The violins discuss a cue
The brass change music for the next cue
The French horn section prepares for the next cue
Percussionists Alan Estes and Greg Goodall
In the booth, Paesano and his team were working hard to make sure everything was coming out perfectly. He was supported by scoring mixer Dennis Sands, orchestrators John Ashton Thomas and Nolan Livesay, additional music composer Braden Kimball, composer assistant Josh Johnson, music editor Ted Caplan, and ProTools recordist Adam Olmstead.
Inside the control room at Fox
Additional music composer Braden Kimball and composer John Paesano go over a cue together
Director Wes Ball was also on hand to give feedback on the score. The Maze Runner is his first feature film.
The Maze Runner is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Paesano’s score is available from Sony Classial.