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January 01, 2013

Michael A. Levine, Music

Michael A. Levine was the series composer for the Jerry Bruckheimer/CBS dramas Cold Case and Close to Home, for which he was awarded seven ASCAP awards. He is currently the series composer for the George Lucas-produced Star Wars: Detours animated Star Wars parody. He also composed the theme for Scrat, the sabertooth squirrel featured in the Ice Age shorts. Levine was an additional music composer and violinist on a number of Hans Zimmer scores, including The Simpsons Movie, Batman: The Dark Knight and Rango, and is a featured violinist on many of Trevor Morris’ scores, including The Tudors, The Borgias and The Immortals. Levine’s concert music includes Divination by Mirrors for Saw and Strings, which premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City; his Concerto for Pedal Steel Guitar and Orchestra premiered at Ryman Hall in Nashville. He also composed the music for Kit Kat candy bar’s “Gimme a Break” jingle.

Michael A. Levine was the series composer for the Jerry Bruckheimer/CBS dramas Cold Case and Close to Home, for which he was awarded seven ASCAP awards. He is currently the series composer for the George Lucas-produced Star Wars: Detours animated Star Wars parody. He also composed the theme for Scrat, the sabertooth squirrel featured in the Ice Age shorts. Levine was an additional music composer and violinist on a number of Hans Zimmer scores, including The Simpsons Movie, Batman: The Dark Knight and Rango, and is a featured violinist on many of Trevor Morris’ scores, including The Tudors, The Borgias and The Immortals. Levine’s concert music includes Divination by Mirrors for Saw and Strings, which premiered at Lincoln Center in New York City; his Concerto for Pedal Steel Guitar and Orchestra premiered at Ryman Hall in Nashville. He also composed the music for Kit Kat candy bar’s “Gimme a Break” jingle.

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