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Karl Jenkins was born on February 17, 1944 in Penclawdd, Wales as Karl William Pamp Jenkins. See full bio »
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 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "Here I Come")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Here I Come")
 2010 The Karate Kid (writer: "Here I Come")
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top Four Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Dies Irae")
- Top 10 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Dies Irae")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Round 2 (2008) ... (music: "Palladio, first movement" - uncredited)
 2007 Superbad (writer: "Here I Come")
 2007 Stomp the Yard (writer: "In the Music")
 2005 Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "Boom")
 2001 Dying to Dance (TV Movie) ("Adiemus III [Dance of Time]")
 1999 The Hurricane (writer: "The Hurricane")
 1997 Great Romances of the 20th Century: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (TV Movie documentary short) (music: "Romanza" - uncredited)
 1984 Chocky (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (music: "Glider" - uncredited)
 1976 The Devil's Men (music: "The Devil's Men")
 1973 Full House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 February 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Fanfare" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Also known for music for commercials for: Delta Air Lines,Levi's, Speedo, Jaguar, and Pepsi. Co- Wrote (with Jody K Jenkins) the music for commercials for Samsung Electronics, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, and the BMW C1. See more »

Alternate Names:

Soft Machine

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Personal Quote:

[on his most famous work, 'Adiemus] It is written in a very particular lingo, made-up nonsense language that can speak to anyone. It's classical music mixed with world music. I am a musical tourist. For Adiemus, I took my influences from around the world and put them together. I think that's what I do in all my work. See more »


Llanrhidian, Swansea, Wales See more »


Welsh Composer

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