What Kurt Bestor Learned From Bart Simpson’s Personal Musician

By Ethan Millard on November 9, 2017

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Kurt Bestor Dreamed Of Working In Music

Award-winning musician Kurt Bestor started with a dream to write music for films.  As he got going into his career, more and more opportunities opened up.  Kurt does tv, and music for every genre.  He does arrangements for soloists, ensembles, and orchestras.  Plus, he even works on electronic dance music for international DJs.  And of course, he does his Christmas music and concerts.

Not every musician is able or even willing to stretch like that.  Some of Kurt’s expansive ability is due to his natural talent and years of hard work.  But it’s also due to some advice he received from a man named Alf Clausen.

Wisdom From The Simpsons

Alf Clausen is a legendary composer.  He scored The Simpsons from 1990- 2017.  Alf also composed for Moonlighting, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and many other well-known projects.  Alf told Kurt, don’t ever burn bridges, and don’t ever say no.  Say yes, then figure out how to do it.

In this episode of Musicians Studio, host Ethan Millard and Kurt Bestor talk about some of the great experiences Kurt has had.  And they talk about more practical things, like how to actually make money as a musician.