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Christopher Tyng (born August 5, 1968)[1] is an American composer for film and television. He composed the music for several television series, including Futurama, The O.C., The Job, Knight Rider, Suits, High Incident, and Rescue Me. He also composed the CGI animated holiday special, Olive, the Other Reindeer.

Christopher Tyng
Born (1968-08-05) August 5, 1968 (age 50)
OriginLong Beach, California
GenresTelevision score
Occupation(s)Television composer
Associated actsThe Sunshine Brothers[citation needed]

The main theme for Futurama is strongly reminiscent of Pierre Henry's Psyche Rock.[2].

As was noted in the audio commentary of the Futurama episode "The Problem with Popplers", Tyng is first and foremost a drummer; indeed, he accredits his composing proficiency to the awkwardness of lugging a drum set. As a convenience to him, his bandmates would often bring their instruments to his house for practice. Tyng, then, had access to many more instruments, which he then learned to play.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2015-03-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ * Cohen, David X. 2001. Commentary track to Futurama, Season 1 (television series, 13 episodes). 3 DVD set. Los Angeles: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.[need quotation to verify]

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