Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010. First Name Danny #30. In 1989, Elfman's influential, Grammy-winning score for Burton's Batman marked a major stylistic shift to dark, densely orchestrated music in the romantic idiom,[25] which would carry over to his scores for Warren Beatty's Dick Tracy, Sam Raimi's Darkman and Clive Barker's Nightbreed, all released in 1990. Working closely with a director is the main job of a film composer. [134], Episode five of the 14th season of South Park in 2010 criticized Tim Burton for using the "same" music in all his films, referring to Elfman's scores. He first became well known as the singer-songwriter for the new wave band Oingo Boingo in the early 1980s,[4] and has since garnered international recognition for composing over 100 feature film scores,[5] as well as compositions for television, stage productions, and the concert hall. Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California as Jennifer Mary Butala on September 30, 1971. He was born in 1950s, in Baby Boomers Generation. Elfman provided background music for Luigi Serafini's solo exhibition il Teatro della Pittura at the Fondazione Mudima di Milano in Milan, Italy in 1998[69] and for the Tim Burton exhibition at MoMA in 2009. He wrote the lyrics to "Lullaby" from Charlotte's Web, the rock track "The Little Things" from Wanted which he also sang in English and Russian,[111] and "Alice's Theme" from Alice in Wonderland. [54] Other works for stage include the music for Cirque Du Soleil's Iris in 2011,[55] and incidental music for the Broadway production of Taylor Mac's Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus in 2019. 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[60], In 2019, it was announced Elfman had been commissioned to write a piece for the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain set to premiere in 2020, and a percussion concerto for Colin Currie and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for spring 2021. "[63], In addition to his music for film, Elfman has had a prolific career in television, penning themes for The Simpsons,[64] Tales from the Crypt, The Flash and Desperate Housewives, which won Elfman his first Emmy. "[62] Elfman clarified on his Instagram page that this would not be an Oingo Boingo reunion, writing "I’m creating a live mix of my last 40 years— both film music and songs... that includes my Boingo years, my composer years and a few things I’ve been working on for the last year or so, which will be world premieres. CD. Daniel Robert Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. 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