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Former ‘Simpsons’ Composer Alf Clausen to Be Feted by Recording Musicians Association Fundraiser

20 September 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Erstwhile Simpsons composer Alf Clausen and California State Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon are the guests of honor at the 24th Annual Rmala Night fundraiser for the Recording Musicians Association Los Angeles Chapter. The event takes place Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Bel-Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades.

Alf is a legend, and has been a huge part of the fabric of our community,” Rma national president Marc Sazer said of the selection of Clausen as an honoree. “I can’t think of anyone else that has scored a television show for 27 seasons with original music and a live orchestra.” Clausen was unceremoniously “fired” from Fox’s “The Simpsons” on Aug. 30, it was reported in Variety.

“He was a great choice for a number of reasons, one of which was the instant fame he achieved by being fired,” joked Sazer, a violinist. “We’re proud to have him in our midst, under »

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‘Simpsons’ Producers Say Fired Composer Alf Clausen Will Still Have ‘Ongoing Role’

31 August 2017 11:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Producers of “The Simpsons” are weighing in on Alf Clausen’s announcement yesterday that he was fired after 27 years as the Fox series’ composer. “We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to ‘The Simpsons,’ and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show,” the producers’ statement read. “We remain committed to the finest in music for ‘The Simpsons,’ absolutely including orchestral.” “This is the part where we would make a joke, but neither Alf’s work nor the music of ‘The Simpsons’ is treated as anything but seriously by us,” the statement continued. Also Read: 'The Simpsons »

- Ryan Gajewski

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‘The Simpsons’ Producers Say Fired Composer Alf Clausen Will Have ‘Ongoing Role’ in Show

31 August 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Producers of “The Simpsons” are vowing that composer Alf Clausen will still play a role in the long-running Fox animated series despite having informed Clausen this week that he had been fired after 27 years.

“We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to ‘The Simpsons’ and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show. We remain committed to the finest in music for ‘The Simpsons,’ absolutely including orchestral,” read a statement issued Thursday that was attributed to “the producers of ‘The Simpsons.’ ” “This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf’s work nor the music of ‘The Simpsons’ is treated as anything but seriously by us.”

Clausen’s unceremonious dismissal sparked outrage in Hollywood’s music and production circles on Wednesday after Variety broke the news. Clausen declined to comment on the statement. Nor were Fox reps available to elaborate on the reversal of Clausen’s status on the show »

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‘The Simpsons’ Producers Comment On Composer Alf Clausen’s Ouster

31 August 2017 10:45 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Producers of The Simpsons are speaking out following reports of the ouster of longtime composer Alf Clausen from the show. "We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to the Simpsons and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show,” producers said in a statement provided to Deadline. “We remain committed to the finest in music for the Simpsons, absolutely including orchestral. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf’s work nor the music… »

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Longtime 'Simpsons' Composer Alf Clausen Exits Show

30 August 2017 4:14 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Alf Clausen, who has served as composer on Fox's long-running hit The Simpsons for the past 27 years, has exited the show. 

“We tremendously value Alf Clausen's contributions to the Simpsons and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show," the show's producers said in a statement Thursday. "We remain committed to the finest in music for the Simpsons, absolutely including orchestral. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf's work nor the music of the Simpsons is treated as anything but seriously by us.”

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The Simpsons Fires Musical Composer Alf Clausen After 27 Years

30 August 2017 2:24 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Simpsons might sound a little different when the Fox cartoon returns for Season 29 this fall.

Alf Clausen, who’s served as The Simpsons‘ musical composer for 27 years, has been fired, according to our sister site Variety. Clausen tells Variety he received a call from producer Richard Sakai, who told him the show was looking for “a different kind of music.”

The producers of The Simpsons provided the following statement to Deadline regarding Clausen’s departure: “We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to The Simpsons and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show. We remain »

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‘The Simpsons’ Fires Longtime Composer Alf Clausen After 27 Years

30 August 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After 27 years of faithful service to America’s favorite four-fingered family, two-time Emmy winning composer Alf Clausen has been fired from The Simpsons. Variety first broke the news, reporting that Clausen received a called from “Simpsons” producer Richard Sakai informing him that the show would be using “a different kind of music” from now on.

Reached for comment through email, producers issued the following statement: “We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to ‘The Simpsons’ and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show. We remain committed to the finest in music for ‘The Simpsons,’ absolutely including orchestral. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf’s work nor the music of the Simpsons is treated as anything but seriously by us.”

Read More: Amy Poehler and ‘The Simpsons’ Alums Developing New Fox Animated Comedy — First Details

Though the famous theme song is composed by Danny Elfman, »

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‘The Simpsons’ Fires Longtime Composer Alf Clausen After 27 Years

30 August 2017 1:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

After 27 years of faithful service to America’s favorite four-fingered family, two-time Emmy winning composer Alf Clausen has been fired from The Simpsons. Variety first broke the news, reporting that Clausen received a called from “Simpsons” producer Richard Sakai informing him that the show would be using “a different kind of music” from now on.

Reached for comment through email, producers issued the following statement: “We tremendously value Alf Clausen’s contributions to ‘The Simpsons’ and he will continue to have an ongoing role in the show. We remain committed to the finest in music for ‘The Simpsons,’ absolutely including orchestral. This is the part where we would make a joke but neither Alf’s work nor the music of the Simpsons is treated as anything but seriously by us.”

Read More: Amy Poehler and ‘The Simpsons’ Alums Developing New Fox Animated Comedy — First Details

Though the famous theme song is composed by Danny Elfman, »

- Jude Dry

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Film Review: ‘The Human Surge’

9 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s oddly appropriate that Argentine director Eduardo Williams’ feature debut, “The Human Surge” picked up the top prize in Locarno’s “Filmmakers of the Present” sidebar, because watching it does make one acutely experience the present tense — a disproportionate amount of present tense considering its 99 minute runtime. Williams’ formal rigor is to be admired, as is his confidence that anything but the nichiest of audiences might feel inspired to provide for themselves all the things his film wilfully withholds.

But theoretical admiration alone is a poor substitute for engagement, and, lacking in narrative or character (the film is all theme and no story), the payoff moments for all one’s carefully invested attention are few and far between. The fact that one of those moments involves macro footage of subterranean ants burrowing through the earth — and that it feels like the warmest and most human section of the film »

- Jessica Kiang

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