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Classical - Contemporary | Malibu, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 289   
Member Since: 2003
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Emmy Nominated Composer and Musi

As an award winning music producer and Emmy nominated composer, Craig Stuart Garfinkle's career includes work on feature films, trailers documentaries, multimedia, network television, commercials, stage musicals and albums..

In the film and TV music world, Craig's music has appeared in 100's of projects such as NBC's "The Office," "Fringe," "Lost," "The Sopranos," "America's Got Talent," and countless others.

Also look out for "The Kids Who Saved Summer," a family comedy that features, in addition to Craig's score, four of Craig's songs. The film is presently running on The Disney Channel and Showtime Family. You can also hear some of Craig's songs featured on Disney's "The Little Mermaid" series.

Craig is probably best known, however, for his musical contribution to film trailers with partner Simone Benyacar. Some of their recent projects in this genre would include: "J.J. Abrams Star Trek," "Sin City," The last three "Harry Potter Films," "Vicky Christina Barcelona," "Over the Hedge," Spider-man III," "HALO II," " James Bond, A Quantum of Solace," and many more.

His most recent contributions: The trailer for "All Good Things," "Red" and the yet to be released commercials for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Video Game."

In the world of multimedia, Craig's music is featured in two recently released X-Box / PS2 games. Craig composed the original music for "Baldur's Gate, the Dark Alliance II," and his song, "A Nuclear Blast," is the main menu theme for the Game "Fallout, A Brotherhood of Steel."

"Baldur's Gate" marks Craig's thirteenth journey to "Middle Earth" having started composing for the "Dungeons and Dragons" genre for TSR Inc. in the mid '90s. Other scores in this genre include the TV special "Dragonstrike," and the games Planescape, A Guide to the Outlands.", "Ravenloft, A Light in the Belfry," and "Terror Trax" (among others). He also contributed music (with partner Simone Benyacar) to the trailer for feature film "The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King."

Finally, Craig was part of the composing team (headed by Stephen James Taylor) for Disney's "Raw Toonage," and the sole composer for the KAET/PBS production "Visions of Arizona." Both programs received Emmy nominations for outstanding original score.

Craig lives in Malibu, California, with his wife, fellow composer and conductor EĆ­mear Noone, and his daughter Madison.