Joseph Bishara, one of the most highly decorated and prolific composers in modern horror, has unveiled the release date for his upcoming album, “the Spiderweb Meditations”. Described by Joseph as “music for active or passive listening”, the album is comprised of five darkly flavored and emotionally immersive soundscapes from the mind that bought you the scores to some of the biggest and most successful worldwide franchises such as Insidious 1,2 and 3 and The Conjuring 1 and 2. “the Spiderweb Meditations” will be released this Friday, October 2nd on void recordings . Pre-save “the Spiderweb Meditations” here and find a 60s audio teaser of “Spiderweb Mediation #4” here or by clicking the image below.
To celebrate the release of “the Spiderweb Meditations”, Joseph Bishara has partnered with Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre to create a series of visual companion pieces to each of the five tracks. These will be released daily at 8pm PDT on Joseph’s YouTube channel and fans are encouraged to join each day to mediate collectively. Speaking on the inspiration for this wildly creative audio and visual pairing, Bishara shares
“These recordings were made with few overdubs, from setups designed to be approached as a singular movement of energy.
Music for active or passive listening.
At the time, as with years before, I was observing and photographing the many spiderwebs around me, some new nightly along with many very old.
The resulting imagery was animated and projected onto cast members of Zombie Joe’s Underground, and we present them for active or passive viewing.
Meditate with us.”
WATCH: 60s Audio Teaser for “Spiderweb Mediation #4”
Joseph will also be premiering a brand new recording of one of his pieces from Insidious this weekend as part of the NOHO Home Alliance ‘Sleep Out’. Performed by The Section Quartet, with whom Joseph has worked on most of his movie projects, the piece will be aired as part of the fundraising event on Saturday, October 3rd and will aim to raise money for NOHO Home Alliance as they continue their incredible work to end homelessness in the East San Fernando Valley. Fans can participate in a number of ways both socially distanced in person and virtually online. More information on the event can be found here. Donations can be made here.
Joseph Bishara is a composer and music producer known for his darker flavor.
Beginning his career as guitarist and keyboardist for the L.A. industrial metal band Drown, Bishara segued to soundtrack work on Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Heavy Metal 2000, and John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars. Since that time, he has scored films including The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, The Prodigy, The Other Side of the Door, The Curse of La Llorona, Annabelle Comes Home and many others, often appearing onscreen as creature performer in roles such as the Lipstick-Face Demon in Insidious and the witch Bathsheba Sherman in The Conjuring. Bishara also scored the Trench creature sequence in the recent hit Aquaman.
Bishara’s music production work includes the soundtrack for the cult musical film Repo! The Genetic Opera and its successor The Devil’s Carnival, as well production, programming and remix contributions for artists such as Tech N9ne, Gvllow, Marilyn Manson, Bauhaus, Rasputina, Danzig, Jane’s Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Megadeth, and Prong.
Perhaps best known for his work scoring the horror franchise Insidious, Bishara earned the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score on that film. He has since composed the music for its sequels Insidious Chapter 2, Insidious Chapter 3 and Insidious: The Last Key. His upcoming projects include scores for the films The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Malignant, and Shrine.