Fox’s long-running animated hit “The Simpsons” brought an abrupt end to the 27-season run of Alf Clausen, the Emmy-winning composer who has been scoring the show since early in season two, Variety reports.
Clausen, who has earned a staggering 23 Emmy nominations for his work on the show — including wins in 1997 and 1998 — was fired, the story reports. Variety notes that Clausen, who is thought to be the most-nominated musician in Emmys history with 30 nods overall, has scored more than 560 episodes of “The Simpsons.”
“Clausen told Variety that he received a call from ‘Simpsons’ producer Richard Sakai that the company was seeking ‘a different kind of music’ and that he would no longer be scoring the longtime Fox hit,” Variety notes.
Fox reportedly declined to comment.