Joseph Bishara

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Joseph Bishara (born July 26, 1970 ) is an American film composer , music producer and actor who works primarily in the horror genre .

life and career

Bishara played various instruments including trumpet, keyboard and guitar in his childhood. He later worked in recording studios, was a member of bands and went on tour with them. In the 1990s, he was the guitarist and keyboardist of the rock band Drown , which was founded in Los Angeles in 1987 and signed a record deal with Elektra Records in 1993 and released two albums in 1994 and 1998. Nevertheless, it has always been his big dream to compose music for primarily dark films after he made the horror film Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari that sparked his interest in the genre. He gained his first experience in the film industry in the mid-1990s when he and the band Prong contributed a song to the film Strange Days , whereupon the film's music supervisor asked him to compose the music for the trailer. In 2001 he worked with John Carpenter on the music for Carpenter's film Ghosts of Mars , where Bishara worked as a sound designer , remixing Carpenter's score. From then on, Bishara received ever larger offers and thus developed into one of the most famous composers in the horror genre, where he contributed the music to films from the Conjuring universe and from the Insidious film series. He was also on the rock opera Repo! The Genetic Opera works as a music producer . According to his own statement, older Italian horror films, such as those by Dario Argento or Lucio Fulci , are a great inspiration for him. His compositions would also contain influences from classical music as well as industrial rock . In addition to his work as a composer, he also worked for artists and bands such as Tech N9ne , Marilyn Manson , Rasputina , Danzig , Jane's Addiction and Nine Inch Nails .

Since 2010, Bishara has made minor appearances in a number of horror films, in which he primarily embodies demons. He also uses the short guest appearances to capture the mood of the film on the set in order to be able to orientate himself later when developing the film music.

Filmography (selection)

As a composer

As an actor

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. John Smith: Joseph Bishara Biography, Age, Net Worth, Wife, Movies, Interview. In: December 15, 2019, accessed January 31, 2020 .
  2. a b c d Valentin Maniglia: Going Into the Further With Joseph Bishara. In: April 25, 2018, accessed January 13, 2020 .
  3. Drown - Discographie In:, accessed January 31, 2020.
  4. ^ A b c Daniel Schweiger: Interview with Joseph Bishara. In: September 10, 2013, accessed January 31, 2020 .
  5. Jonathan Barkan: Interview: Composer Joseph Bishara on scoring the Insidious Frachise, working with John Carpenter, ans his favorite Horror Films of 2017. In: January 10, 2018, accessed January 13, 2020 .