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Alf Clausen

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Alf Clausen
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Crew Information
Gender:
Male ♂
Job: Composer
Composer emeritus
Birth date: March 28, 1941 (1941-03-28) (age 81)
Status:
Inactive
Number of episodes: Actual: 604
Credited: 668
Seasons active: Season 2 - 32
Short: The Force Awakens from Its Nap
First episode: "Treehouse of Horror"
Most recent episode: Actual: "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me"
Credited: "The Way of the Dog"
First album: Songs in the Key of Springfield
Latest album: The Simpsons: Testify


Alf Clausen (born March 28, 1941) is an American composer. He served as the composer for The Simpsons from season 2 to season 28. He was also interviewed in The Simpsons: Access All Areas and The Simpsons: America's First Family.

On August 30, 2017, Alf Clausen told Variety that he had been fired from the show as they wanted "a different kind of music".[1] Clausen's last official episode as main composer was "Whistler's Father", although he also composed music for the song "Nobody Knows Hans Moleman" in the episode "Grampy Can Ya Hear Me". However, he received the honorary credit of "composer emeritus" until the end of season 32.

Awards

Award Year Episode Result
Annie Award for Best Individual Achievement: Music in a TV Production 1997[2] N/A Won
Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Television Production 1998[3] "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"
for "Checkin' In"
2000[4] "Behind the Laughter"
Annie Award for Music in an Animated Television Production 2003[5] "Dude, Where's My Ranch?"
2007[6] "Yokel Chords"
Annie Award for Music in a Television Production 2010[7] "Elementary School Musical" Nominated
Annie Award for Outstanding Achievement, Music in an Animated Television or other Broadcast Venue Production 2012[8] "Treehouse of Horror XXIII"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics 1994[9] "Homer and Apu"
for "Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?"
Nominated
1995[10] "Homer the Great"
for "We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)"
1996[11] "Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part One)"
for "Señor Burns"
1997[12] "Bart After Dark"
for "We Put the Spring in Springfield"
Won
1998[13] "The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson"
for "You're Checkin' In"
2002[14] "The Old Man and the Key"
for "Ode to Branson"
Nominated
2003[15] "Dude, Where's My Ranch?"
for "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders"
2004[16] "The President Wore Pearls"
for "A Vote for a Winner"
2005[17] "A Star Is Torn"
for "Always My Dad"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series 1992[18] "Treehouse of Horror II" Nominated
1993[19] "Treehouse of Horror III"
1994[20] "Cape Feare"
1995[21] "Treehouse of Horror V"
1998[22] "Treehouse of Horror VIII"
1999[23] "Treehouse of Horror IX"
2001[24] "Simpson Safari"
2004[25] "Treehouse of Horror XIV"
2005[26] "Treehouse of Horror XV"
2008[27] "Treehouse of Horror XVIII"
2009[28] "Gone Maggie Gone"
2011[29] "Treehouse of Horror XXI"
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction 1997[30] "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" Nominated
1998[31] "All Singing, All Dancing"

Credits

Music by

Couch gag theme by

Composer emeritus

Additional music by

Music Composed by

Simpsons music composition

Itchy and Scratchy theme

Original recordings & compilation produced by

All musical selections conducted by

Written by

Discographical annotation

Orchestrations by

Conductor

Singer

References

  1. Variety - "'The Simpsons' Composer Alf Clausen Fired After 27 Years (EXCLUSIVE)"
  2. The Annie Awards - "Legacy: 25th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (1997)" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  3. The Annie Awards - "Legacy: 26th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (1998)" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  4. The Annie Awards - "Legacy: 28th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2000)" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  5. The Annie Awards - "Legacy: 31st Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2003)" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  6. The Annie Awards - "Legacy: 35th Annual Annie Award Nominees and Winners (2007)" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  7. The Annie Awards - "38th Annual Annie Nominations" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  8. The Annie Awards - "40th Annie Awards" (archived on Wayback Machine)
  9. Television Academy - "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – 1994"
  10. Television Academy - "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics – 1995"
  11. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 1996"
  12. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 1997"
  13. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 1998"
  14. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 2002"
  15. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 2003"
  16. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 2004"
  17. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music and Lyrics – 2005"
  18. Television Academy - "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 1992"
  19. Television Academy - "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 1993"
  20. Television Academy - "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 1994"
  21. Television Academy - "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 1995"
  22. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 1998"
  23. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series – Dramatic Underscore – 1999"
  24. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 2001"
  25. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 2004"
  26. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) – 2005"
  27. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) - 2008"
  28. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) - 2009"
  29. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) - 2011"
  30. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Direction - 1997"
  31. Television Academy - "Outstanding Music Direction - 1998"


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