Catching Up With Halt And Catch Fire Composer Paul Haslinger

June 2, 2014 1:23 AM

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Catching Up With Halt And Catch Fire Composer Paul Haslinger

Tonight “the battle for CTRL” begins with the premiere of AMC’s highly-anticipated new series Halt And Catch Fire. The period drama promises to take us back to the best of times and the worst of times—the ‘80s. The hair was bad, the music was good (some of it, at least), and the personal computer revolution was underway. Grammy and Emmy-nominated composer Paul Haslinger has teamed up with creators Chris Cantwell and Chris Rogers (along with the man behind the soundtrack Thomas Golubić) to bring us an incredibly sexy, high-octane drama about all of the genius and ego behind the tech boom that changed the world. Paste caught up with Haslinger (formerly of Tangerine Dreams and composer for films like Blow, Blue Crush, and the Underworld trilogy) to talk about this exciting new project with AMC.

Paste Magazine: Your work on Halt And Catch Fire is supposed to sort of represent your big return to ‘80s music. Is that what initially drew you to the project? Paul Haslinger: That’s one aspect of it, and a quite enjoyable aspect. I lived through the period and I was reasonably sure we could have s...

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