Carl Dante's talents as a composer, orchestrator and songwriter, make him an ideal choice for any project seeking a strong, original musical statement.  He is internationally known for his film scores and songwriting, ranging from the light-heartedness of his European "Sesame Street" work, to the ambient score of Paramount's "Indiana Jones" satire, "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death" (Starring Bill Maher, Barry Primus and Shannon Tweed).  His score for Rod Steiger's "Cypress Edge" is still a fan favorite and the German film "Kiez" displays a wide musical range as well, for which Mr. Dante received substantial critical acclaim. -
            Carl's versatility reveals extensive musical experience.  He spent the late '60's and 70's as a session player/ performer doing television, records and lengthy touring.  In spite of schedule demands he managed to continue his formal education, studying at Hamburg University, L.A. College and UCLA. -
            In 1975, Carl established his own company, "Intamusic Publishing/Films"; from 1978 through 1980, he completed his last U.S. tour, deciding to devote the majority of his time to his true love: film composition.  (In 1979, "Music Connection" magazine hailed Carl as one of the best, new "underground" artists). -
            The early '70's marked what Carl describes as "one of the most exhilarating periods in my life" -  a reference to his friendship with the late Groucho Marx.  Groucho recognized versatility and longevity in the young composer and they remained friends until Groucho's death.  Groucho felt Carl was ignoring his talents by limiting himself solely to the record industry and Carl credits Groucho as the major influence in expanding horizons to include the world of filmmaking, an area Carl already loved but viewed with apprehension. -
            Carl was invited to Europe in 1979 by World Music/ Zeitlos Film Productions to compose 6 songs for the last of Rainier Fassbinder's movie projects ("Kiez", co-directed by Walter Bockmayer) which developed into an extensive European career.  His reputation for quality work (within budgets and on schedule) garnered the attention of numerous eminent filmmakers, resulting in a rewarding work schedule, catalog of material and a lucrative deal with EMI/BMG. -
            As if all this weren't enough, Carl's work ethic did not change in the 90's; he completed a sound engineering degree while simultaneously composing the new 1992 (and 1996) Olympic Themes for EMI worldwide, along with several films for cable television.  The Hollywood Reporter (1989) selected him as one of nine "unknown" composers they believe are at the top of their field.  In 2000, he scored three independent movies, including "Medio Tiempo", a very well-received film which debuted at the Los Angeles Latino Film Festival. - He continues to work steadily; you can even hear his work on "Oprah" and "Barbara Walters". -
            Still persistently prolific, Carl Dante promises to leave an indelible musical mark with such an enduring career.  He's an artist of stature who brings taste and professionalism to any project with which he is involved.
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