2017-09-02 – 13:52 h
Last Wednesday, composer Alf Clausen announced to Variety that he received a call from “The Simpsons” producers telling him that Fox was looking for “a different kind of music” and that he would no longer score the show.
Nominated to the Emmys in 21 occasions, two-time winner of an Emmy Award and five-time winner of an Annie Award, Alf Clausen had been scoring the popular TV show for 27 years, using a 35 piece orchestra to record each episode’s music, and composing different cues for every episode, without reusing previous ones.
In overall Clausen has scored more than 590 episodes of the series, and the last music he wrote was the finale for 28th season. 29th season is starting October 1st but it is not clear who’s going to score it.
Next day, Thursday, the producers of the show released a statement where they said that they “tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to ‘The Simpsons’ and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show”, but it hasn’t been specified how will it be done.