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Goblin - 44% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Pino Donaggio - 36% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Jerry Goldsmith - 24% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

Bernard Herrmann - 17% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Elmer Bernstein - 16% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Christopher Young - 14% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Ennio Morricone - 14% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 November 1928, Rome, Italy. A distinguished and prolific composer, whose revolutionary scores for ‘spaghetti westerns’ helped make him one of the most influential figures in the film music world, Morricone has scored hundreds of films in a career stretching over 40 years. Morricone studied trumpet and composition at Rome’s Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, bef Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 14% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Basil Poledouris - 13% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Giorgio Moroder - 13% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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26 April 1940, Ortisei, Val Gardena, Italy. Although Moroder is probably best-known as a pioneer of electronic music and as an instrumental figure in the development of 70s disco music, he has won three Academy Awards and four Golden Globe awards for his film soundtrack work. During a career that began in the late 60s, he has produced the work of some of popular music’s Read more

Graeme Revell - 13% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Danny Elfman - 12% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA. Elfman quit school in his late teens and with his older brother, Richard Elfman, spent time in France, then moved to West Africa. Back in the USA in the late 70s, he joined rock band Oingo Boingo, led by his brother, and also worked in 1980 on music for Richard’s 1980 film, Forbidden Zone, in which Read more

Marco Beltrami - 12% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Soundtracks
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John Barry - 11% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more


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