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Paul Spaeth

As a cinematic pianist, Paul Spaeth creates soaring yet poignant music that has touched a large and diverse audience. At MP3.com, with 1.6 million downloads, Paul Spaeth was recognized as the Top Artist in LA and remained in the Top-Ten of Amazon's download charts for months. A rave review declared, "You do not hear his music, you experience it."

Paul began writing music on his grandparent's upright piano in rural Wisconsin. That same beguiling simplicity is found in every piece of music he writes today.

Growing up with a connection to nature, the sublime became infused into his musical style. Paul developed a philosophy of the "numinous experience" in music, which can transcend the daily human experience and raise our consciousness. As one listener said, “The subtleties strike us honestly, driving to the core of who and what we are.”

Paul’s story began when he was three years old. His father took Paul to a Toys “R” Us and told him to choose any toy in the store. He instinctively chose a yellow dinosaur-shaped toy piano, which planted the seed for his parents to place him in piano lessons. Paul was so eager to get started after the first lesson that he listened to the lesson tapes repeatedly, late into the night. The next morning, his father woke up to the sound of music playing in the other room and found Paul sitting down, already playing the music he had listened to the night before.

As he continued lessons, his improvisational instincts grew. When he was nine, his grandfather discovered him improvising new compositions on the piano and decided to record them, musing he’d probably hear Paul on the radio someday. That experience single-handedly sparked Paul’s desire to become a recording artist.

As a teenager, he recorded a piano and orchestral CD entitled Cobalt Blue and posted it on MP3.com, before iPods were invented and the music revolution made downloading music commonplace. Simply through word of mouth, it garnered over one million downloads and accolades such as the Top Artist in Los Angeles.

After premiering his first orchestral piece at the age of 17, he entered the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music for composition and film scoring. Mentors such as Morten Lauridsen (composer-in-residence, LA Master Chorale) and film composer Christopher Young (The Shipping News, Spiderman 3) praised his "innate talent" and rare melodic sensibilities.

He has since written music for film, TV and video games, and had premieres at such prestigious film festivals as Toronto, Boston, Monaco, Naples and Montreal.

Today, Paul is working on the cutting edge of new media distribution to promote his latest album, Redemption. The journey to complete these songs spanned nearly a decade and is steeped in personal experiences of life and love, coming of age, and finding one’s truth. It is truly Paul baring his soul. Fittingly, he returned to his childhood Wisconsin roots to complete both the album and his personal journey of Redemption.

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