John Paesano scores Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Posted on September 30, 2015 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this summer, composer John Paesano recorded his score to the sci-fi sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. The film adaptation of the second book in the popular young adult series was directed by Wes Ball, who directed the first film, and 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 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Conducted by Pete Anthony, Paesano’s score was recorded with a 99-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Strings and woodwinds were recorded during the day, with brass recorded at night.

Concertmaster Belinda Broughton and the first violins

The cellos

The woodwinds

The brass section

French hornists Laura Brenes, Dylan Hart, and Dave Everson listen to Ben Jaber

In the booth, Paesano and his team were working hard to make sure everything was coming out perfectly. Filling in for scoring mixer Alan Meyerson (who was mixing the score down at Sonic Fuel Studios) was recording mixer Chris Fogel. In addition to director Wes Ball, who gave notes to Paesano, also on hand for support were additional music composers Braden Kimball and Jason Livesay, music editors Jeff Carson and Chuck Martin, and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman.

Composer John Paesano at the mixing console

Inside the control room at Fox

Director Wes Ball and composer John Paesano

Inside the booth for the Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials sessions (L-R): additional music composer Braden Kimball, additional score recordist Chris Fogel, composer John Paesano, director Wes Ball, stage recordist Tim Lauber (foreground), and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Paesano’s score is available from Sony Classical.

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