Yesterday, we reported that longtime Simpsons composer Alf Clausen had been unexpectedly fired from the present after 27 years, with producer Richard Sakai telling him that The Simpsons was on the lookout for “a special form of music.” That reasoning appeared foolish, since The Simpsons has had a really particular form of music for many years now, so it appears extra seemingly that the choice was truly about cash (particularly since Matt Groening has demanded that Clausen rating every episode with a 35-piece orchestra). Now, Deadline is reporting that the present’s producers have launched an announcement about Clausen getting fired, and although it’s temporary and lightweight on particulars, it does recommend that he has their assist—for no matter that’s value.
Right here’s the assertion:
We tremendously worth Alf Clausen’s contributions to the Simpsons and he’ll proceed to have an ongoing position within the present. We stay dedicated to the best in music for the Simpsons, completely together with orchestral. That is the half the place we might make a joke however neither Alf’s work nor the music of the Simpsons is handled as something however critically by us.
We don’t know what the producers imply by “ongoing position,” however maybe they’ll simply pattern the whole lot Clausen has beforehand recorded for the present and make new music out of that. It might be underhanded and shitty, however no less than he’d know he’s not being changed.