FOX Fires “The Simpsons” Composer

Alf Clausen, the two-time Emmy winning composer on FOX’s “The Simpsons,” has been fired from the series after providing music for the show for 27 years and 560 episodes.

Variety reports that Clausen received a call from producer Richard Sakai that the company is seeking “a different kind of music” and that he would no longer be scoring the series.

Speculation as to the dismissal is being put on cost-cutting measures by FOX, something that has been ongoing on the series for several years despite it still earning massive profits. A Fox spokeswoman declined to comment to the trade.

Clausen is believed to be the most-nominated composer in Emmy history, with a total of thirty nominations overall. He has also won five Annie Awards.