Christopher Tyng

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Christopher Tyng
Born August 1968 (age 49)
Origin Long Beach, California
Genres Television score
Occupation(s) Television composer
Associated acts The Sunshine Brothers[citation needed]

Christopher Tyng (born August 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.

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

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. 
  2. ^ Pierre Henry#CITEREFCohen2001

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