Alf Clausen (born March 28, 1941) is an American composer and musician. He has scored every episode of The Simpsons except for the 13 episodes of Season 1 and 4 early Season 2 episodes. Clausen has been the sole composer on the show since 1990, with his first episode being "Treehouse of Horror". He was later fired on August 30, 2017 after "Dogtown" (technically his last episode was "Whistler's Father") and was replaced by Bleeding Fingers Music, consisting of Hans Zimmer and Russell Emanuel.
Despite being fired, Alf Clausen still works for the show, now as a composer emeritus.
Awards and nominations
Awards include 2 Emmy awards, 27 Emmy nominations, 3 Annie Awards, 3 Annie nominations, 3 International Monitor Awards, Grammy and CLIO nominations, Honorary Doctor of Music Degree-Berklee College of Music, Honorary Doctor of Music Degree-North Dakota State University, Alumnus Recognition Award-Berklee College of Music, “One of Top 50 Alumni” Award-Berklee College of Music, the Alumni Achievement Award-North Dakota State University, the “1:00 O'Clock” Award-North Texas State University, two National Endowment For The Arts Composition Fellowship Grants, and 7 times recipient of the ASCAP Popular Award For Music Composition. Clausen is also a recipient of several ASCAP Film and Television Music awards.