NPR logo

A Composer for Screen Gets a Stage Debut

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4515287/4515288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
A Composer for Screen Gets a Stage Debut

A Composer for Screen Gets a Stage Debut

A Composer for Screen Gets a Stage Debut

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/4515287/4515288" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Guest host Sheilah Kast speaks with composer Danny Elfman. Elfman is best known for his many TV and film scores — including the music for The Simpsons, Batman, Good Will Hunting and Men in Black. But this past Wednesday, Elfman was recognized as a composer for the concert stage. His "Serenada Schizophrana" received its world premiere at Carnegie Hall in New York by the American Composers Orchestra.