Christopher Tyng

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Christopher Tyng is an American composer
Composer
A composer is a person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition, for interpretation and performance, or through direct manipulation of sonic material through electronic media...

. He composed the music for several television series including Futurama
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, The O.C.
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, The Job
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, The Baby-Sitters Club
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, Knight Rider
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, High Incident
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, and Rescue Me
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Futuramas opening theme sounds remarkably similar to the 1967 single Psyché Rock
Pierre Henry
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 by Pierre Henry
Pierre Henry
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 and Michel Colombier
Michel Colombier
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As was noted in the audio commentary of the Futurama episode The Problem with Popplers
The Problem with Popplers
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, 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 band mates would often bring their instruments to his house for practice. Tyng, then, had access to many more instruments, which he then learned to play.

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