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Clausen, Alf Heiberg

Daniel Goldmark.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online April 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 349 words.

(b Minneapolis, MN, 28 March, 1941). Composer for television, conductor, arranger, and orchestrator. Clausen grew up in Jamestown, ND, where he took up French horn and piano, as well as...

Colpix

Christopher Doll.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 253 words.

Record company. Formed in 1958 by Columbia Pictures, Colpix originally aimed to market soundtracks and spin-off recordings of Columbia’s movies and Screen Gems’ (another Columbia...

Conrad, Tony

Ryan Dohoney.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 843 words.

(b Concord, NH, March 7, 1940). American filmmaker, composer, violinist, and media artist. He began playing violin in his youth and studied with Ronald Knudsen. He became fascinated...

Copland, Aaron

Neil Lerner.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 1231 words.

(b Brooklyn, NY, 14 Nov 1900; d North Tarrytown, NY, 2 Dec 1990). American composer for screen, stage, and concert hall. Before Aaron Copland became interested in writing music for film in...

Disklavier

Anne Beetem Acker.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 552 words.

Line of MIDI-based reproducing player pianos introduced by Yamaha Corporation in 1982 (1986 in North America). The Disklavier system combines an acoustic piano with an...

Dreyblatt, Arnold

Daniele Buccio.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 251 words.

(b New York, NY, Aug 5, 1953). American composer and media artist. He studied film and video art at the State University of New York at Buffalo (MA 1976) and composition with Pauline...

Giddins, Gary

Michael C. Heller.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 509 words.

(Mitchell )

(b Brooklyn, NY, March 21, 1948). American jazz and film critic and historian. After studying English at Grinnell College (BA 1972), he returned to New York and...

Glass, Philip

Tristian Evans.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 1558 words.

(b Baltimore, MD, 31 Jan 1937). American composer. Philip Glass is considered one of the founding figures of minimalist music. After studying at the University of Chicago (1952–6) and the...

Gorbman, Claudia Louise

Daniel Goldmark.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 330 words.

(b Yonkers, NY, May 14, 1948). American film scholar. She received the BA in French, the MA in Romance Languages, and took the doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature, all at the...

hampton, dream

Beau Bothwell.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 249 words.

(b Detroit, MI, Sept 13, 1970). American writer, filmmaker, and cultural critic. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in film from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her short...

Horner, James

Durrell Bowman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 749 words.

(Roy)

(b Los Angeles, 14 Aug 1953; d Santa Barbara, CA, 22 June 2015). American film composer and conductor. The son of the Bohemian American production designer Harry Horner,...

Infante Pedro

Donald A. Henriques.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 253 words.

(b Mazatlán, Mexico, Nov 18, 1917; d Mérida, Mexico, April 15, 1957). Mexican film actor and singer. Pedro Infante was the third of nine children born into a working-class family. His...

Kaldaras, Apostolos

Leonidas Economou.

in Oxford Music Online

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 240 words.

(b Trikala, Greece, April 7, 1922; d Athens, Greece, April 8, 1990). Greek composer and lyricist. He was of middle-class origin and finished high school in 1941. He became fascinated with r...

Kalmar, Bert

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Popular Music; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 26 words.

Karadimchev, Boris

Claire Levy.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 278 words.

(b Yambol, 30 March 1933; d Plovdiv, 12 April 2014). Bulgarian composer and music educator, famous for his work in different genres but mostly for his distinctive contribution to the field...

Kaufman, George S(imon)

Gerald Bordman.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Musical Scores, Lyrics, and Libretti; Romantic Music; Contemporary Music. 296 words.

(b Pittsburgh, PA, Nov 16, 1889; d New York, NY, June 2, 1961). American librettist and director. He first worked as a journalist, serving for a time as head of the drama desk at the N...

Lane, Burton

Dominic McHugh.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Contemporary Music. 472 words.

[Levy ]

(b New York, NY, Feb 2, 1912; d New York, NY, Jan 5, 1997). American musical theater and film composer. After studying the piano as a child, Lane started to write for...

Leigh, Mitch

Paul R. Laird.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Music Theatre; Contemporary Music. 250 words.

[Mitchnick, Irwin ]

(b Brooklyn, NY, Jan 30, 1928). American composer, producer, and director. After earning a BA and MA from the Yale School, where he studied with paul...

McMillen, Keith

Anne Beetem Acker.

in Oxford Music Online

December 2014; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Contemporary Music. 279 words.

(b Bermuda, July 10, 1957). American audio engineer, musician, and owner of Keith McMillen Instruments, based in Berkeley, California. He received his BS in acoustics from the...

MTV

Nick Rubin.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music; Film, Television, and Video Game Music; Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 542 words.

[Music Television]

Cable TV channel launched on 1 August 1981 as a joint venture between Warner Bros and American Express. It was originally conceived as a television analog...