John Paesano scores Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Posted on January 26, 2018 by Dan Goldwasser



Last November, composer John Paesano recorded his score to Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Directed by Wes Ball, this marks the third and final film in the trilogy based on the popular book series, which Ball directed and Paesano scored. Recording took place at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, and ScoringSessions.com is thrilled to once more bring our readers exclusive photos the sessions!


Orchestrator/conductor Nolan Livesay and the orchestra perform on Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The score was conducted by Jason Livesay and Nolan Livesay, who also orchestrated the film, and it was performed by an 88-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony.


Orchestrator Jason Livesay conducts the orchestra

The violas record a cue

The violin section on Blindspot

The cello and bass sections

The trumpet section on Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The French horns perform on Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The woodwind section

Percussionist Gregory Goodall performs on Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Inside the booth, composer John Paesano was joined by Jason and Lolan Livesay, who alternated when the other was out on the stage conducting. Veteran scoring mixer Dennis Sands was at the console, and in the back row of the booth were music editor Chuck Martin, technical score advisor Hayley Rosenthal, additional music composer Adam Hochstatter, technical score advisor Anthony Loomis, and ProTools recordist Adam Olmsted. Director Wes Ball was also there to give feedback on the music.


Composer John Paesano gives feedback to the stage

Music editor Chuck Martin, technical score advisor Hayley Rosenthal, additional music composer Adam Hochstatter, technical score advisor Anthony Loomis, and ProTools recordist Adam Olmsted

Composer John Paesano goes over a cue with orchestrator Jason Livesay

Director Wes Ball and composer John Paesano discuss a cue

Scoring mixer Dennis Sands checks levels

Composer John Paesano and orchestrator/conductor Nolan Livesay

The score album for Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be released from Sony Classical on February 9th.