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Alf Clausen

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Who is Alf Clausen?

Alf Clausen is an American film and television composer. He is best known for his work scoring many episodes of The Simpsons, of which he has been the sole composer since 1990. Clausen has scored or orchestrated music for more than 30 films and television shows, including Moonlighting, The Naked Gun, ALF and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

  • also known as Clausen, Alf; Alf Clauson; Sheer Terror Clausen; Alf Claussen; Sheer Terror Claws-Son; Claw-Son's Haste Management
  • born on (74 years ago) in Minneapolis
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Composer, film score composer, music arranger, teacher, bassist, musician, conductor, songwriter, music director
  • member of musical group Alf Clausen & Tom Kramer
  • parent of Scott Clausen
  • genre: Film score
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "Omnibus" (Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction), with Jack Elliott & William Goldstein
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "Moonlighting" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "Moonlighting" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), Atomic Shakespeare)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "Moonlighting" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "Moonlighting" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction), with Hummie Mann, Brad Dechter, Don Nemitz & George Gaffney
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "Moonlighting" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "Moonlighting" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction), with Brad Dechter, Hummie Mann, D'Vaughn Pershing & George Gaffney
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Treehouse of Horror III)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" (Homer And Apu, Song: Who Needs The Kwik-E-Mart?), with Greg Daniels
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?"), with John Swartzwelder
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("We Do (The Stonecutters Song)"), with Bill Oakley & Josh Weinstein
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("You're Checkin' In (A Musical Tribute to the Betty Ford Center)"), with Ken Keeler
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Simpsons"
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("We Put the Spring in Springfield"), with Ken Keeler
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("You're Checkin' In (A Musical Tribute to the Betty Ford Center)"), with Ken Keeler
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore))
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("You're Checkin' In (A Musical Tribute to the Betty Ford Center)"), with Ken Keeler
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Treehouse of Horror IX)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("Ode to Branson"), with Jon Vitti
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("Ode to Branson"), with Ken Keeler & Ian Maxtone-Graham
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("Vote for a Winner"), with Dana Gould
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics - "The Simpsons" ("Vote for a Winner"), with Carolyn Omine
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Treehouse of Horror XV)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Treehouse of Horror XVIII, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Gone Maggie Gone, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score))
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "The Simpsons" (Treehouse Of Horror XXI, Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score))
  • official website: www.alfclausen.com

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Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

Alf Clausen. Worked w. Lionel Hampton at 16; w. Billy Williams Revue, Connie Haines '65; Lee Castle–Jimmy Dorsey band '66.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. (2008)

by Vincent Terrace

Orchestra: Alf Clausen.

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