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Goblin - 52% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Jerry Goldsmith - 31% 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

Brad Fiedel - 28% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Soundtracks
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Ennio Morricone - 26% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts 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

Bernard Herrmann - 23% 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

Claudio Simonetti - 23% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Soundtracks
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Cliff Martinez - 23% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Soundtracks
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Tangerine Dream - 21% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Like Amon Düül and Can, Tangerine Dream are German-based purveyors of imaginative electronic music. There have been numerous line-ups since the band’s formation in September 1967, although Edgar Froese (6 June 1944, Tilsit, East Prussia) has remained at the head of affairs throughout. After playing with college band the Ones, who released a single and performe Read more

Angelo Badalamenti - 20% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Basil Poledouris - 20% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Pino Donaggio - 20% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Alan Howarth - 17% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Soundtracks
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John Barry - 16% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Easy Listening 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

Vangelis - 16% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Classical Dance Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Instrumental Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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b Evanghelos Odyssey Papathanassiou, 29 March 1943, Volos, Greece. A child prodigy, Vangelis gave his first public performance on the piano at the age of six, and later studied classical music, painting and film direction at the Academy of Fine Arts in Athens. In the early 60s he co-founded the formulaic beat outfit Forminx, who went on to become possibly Greece’s most pop Read more

Alan Silvestri - 14% match to John Carpenter

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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New York, USA. A prolific composer of film music, from the 70s through to the 90s. Silvestri studied at the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, before scoring some low-budget movies and working on the US television series Chips In the late 70s and early 80s he composed the music for Las Vegas Lady, The Amazing Dobermans (starring Fred Astaire in an off-beat r Read more


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