Paul Kneusel

Film Composer



     is a composer for film, television, and video games.

He received his Masters degree in Film Scoring from

NYU Steinhardt in 2018 and also holds a Bachelors degree in composition. 


     A musician from the start, Paul began playing piano at age eight and fell in love with composing during high

school. His music often carries a strong sense of lyricism

and melody and ranges from simple, intimate works to

bold and expressive orchestral writing. 


     In addition to his work as a composer Paul is also a

pianist, cellist, organist, and multi-instrumentalist,

focusing on various world woodwind instruments such as Irish flute and penny whistle, Native American flute, and many others. 




His passion for music knows no bounds…he’s is probably composing right now, as you read this.

About Me

A short, heartfelt orchestral work with touching themes that paint a picture of  friendship and


You Stay
00:00 / 02:09

Epic, fast-paced action music. 

The clock is ticking...

00:00 / 01:04

Nostalgic and tranquilly poignant.

A look back at carefree innocence.

Summer in the Garden
00:00 / 01:06

A kinda grungy, old west vibe. Is it justice, or revenge?

Old Justice
00:00 / 01:02

Cheerful and hopeful. You never know what might happen if you just speak up.

Go Say Something
00:00 / 01:12

...but what is it? I'm afraid to go look,

but the suspense is killing me.

Something's in the Attic...
00:00 / 01:19

Emotional, romantic, and uplifting.

True love is meant to be.

You Were Meant to be Together
00:00 / 02:04

Moving, with energetic optimism.

Sometimes you just have to believe.

00:00 / 01:05

An exciting and heroic anime-inspired theme.

The name says it all.

Mechs & Aliens
00:00 / 01:49

The artistry of nature is everywhere, you only have to look...

Natural Patterns
00:00 / 02:31

It's huge, mad, and just emerged from the ocean.

An homage to classic kaiju music.

Up from the Depths
00:00 / 02:03

Fun and quirky with a little pizzazz...

just like most families.

Family Adventures
00:00 / 02:25





Original Music

Original music can elevate any story in countless ways. It is a unique creative process that has been crafted specifically for your project. In any genre or style (be it film, video game, trailer, or anything else) music plays a crucial role in conveying story, mood, and emotion. A memorable theme helps define characters, events. A compelling soundtrack can elevate, move, excite, or even terrify you. 

Whatever story you're telling, tell it with original music.


Music Editing

A well crafted temp score can help set the musical tone of a film and can be a useful starting point for the composer's creative process (whether they try something similar or something different). Maybe you already have all the music you require, and just need the tracks arranged or rearranged to work effectively. Whatever the case may be, a music editor is there to ensure the process goes off without a hitch.  


If you are looking for a great temp score, or need someone to cut and arrange tracks for a final product, I can help.

Transcription and Part Preparation

Whether you've got a live performance or recording session coming up, are looking to publish, or just want to see your music on the page, well formatted parts and scores can make all the difference. Let me help make the transition from DAW to ink. I will turn your MIDI into beautifully engraved sheet music (and vice-versa) or reformat any scores and parts that you just want to look cleaner.  

You make it sound good, I'll make it look good.


Arranging and Orchestration

Have a piece you really want to hear fleshed out for full orchestra? Maybe you have and awesome melody and need an equally awesome accompaniment? Whatever you've got, you cannot underestimate the power of a killer arrangement or great orchestration (live or MIDI). I've got you covered for any and all projects that need that extra step. 

Any style, any ensemble.

Let me help bring your music to the next level. 


Along with everything related to writing and arranging music, I perform as an instrumentalist, playing both piano and cello. If you are interested in a more unique sound, I also play a variety of world woodwinds including Native American Flute, Irish Flute/Penny Whistle, and the Andean Qena. 

Recording, performance, and lessons are available.




I'd love to hear from you...

If you want to get in touch please feel free to email me directly at the address below (the standard "contact" form seems a little impersonal). I'll get back to you as soon as I can!