Music Editor, Composer
Home Town: Randolph, MA
First Concert: Chicago and Beach Boys
Throughout his versatile and balanced career as both a music editor and composer, Joseph DeBeasi has built a reputation for his unique blend of creative electronic sounds and traditional instrumentation, as well as his use of melody and harmonic subtext which embody the heart of his musical storytelling. An honors graduate in film composition from Berklee College of Music, Joseph began his career as a co-composer for a PBS special, “The Dean of Thin Air,” for which he also orchestrated and conducted the score. He went on to write additional music for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” as well as a full score for “The Blessing,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Shifting into music editorial Joseph’s big break came when he was approached to work on “Dirty Dancing". From that point forward, he has continued to amass an impressive list of credits, fluidly shifting between music editorial and composition. Joseph attributes his success in editorial to his understanding of the composition process. "As I edit for the films needs, I do so by relying on my musical training which allows me to maintain the composer’s musical intentions as much as possible." Recent editorial projects include “Wind River”, “The Revenant” and “Sicario” as well as “American Sniper”, on which he both composed and edited.