The Simpsons' composer to leave show after 27 years

The mind behind classic music from the series has been let go.

The Simpsons has parted ways with its long-time music composer Alf Clausen.

The composer, who has been with the show since its second season in 1990, has been abruptly let go from the series, which is about to enter its 29th season. 

Though the details of the firing are still spotty, Clausen himself claims that his contract was ended after producers told him that the series would be pursuing “a different kind of music”.

Through his tenure with The Simpsons, Clausen has become one of the most respected and lauded composers in the animation world, earning a whopping 23 Emmy nominations for the show - 2 of which he won.

Clausen's first episode of The Simpsons was season 2's Treehouse of Horror, which was the first in a long line of Halloween specials for the show.

The composer went on to write the music for 567 episodes of the series, though this did not include 2007's Simpsons Movie.

As well as The Simpsons, Clausen has also worked on comedies The Critic, Alf and Moonlighting.

As of yet, there is no news on where the composer will go now he's no longer part of FOX's animated comedy, though there's certain to be plenty of offers.

The Simpsons has been one of the most popular animated comedy series of all time, with the series running for nearly 30 years concurrently. 

Despite many fans claiming that the show is past its peak, it shows no sign of stopping yet, with the 29th season due to air soon.

You can watch The Simpsons when it airs on Sky 1.

Source: Screen Rant

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