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Christophe Beck
Born Jean-Christophe Beck
1972
Montreal, Canada

Christophe Beck (born Jean-Christophe Beck; 1972), also credited as Chris Beck, is a Canadian television and film score composer.

A native of Montreal, Beck studied music at Yale University, where he was the music director of the Spizzwinks(?) of 1989 and 1990 and the Whiffenpoofs of 1991. He studied film scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where he was taught by Jerry Goldsmith among others.

He won an Emmy Award in 1998 for his work on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He has also worked on Angel and The Practice. His film credits include Bring It On (2000), Confidence (2003), American Wedding (2003), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Garfield (2004), Elektra (2005), Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006), School for Scoundrels, The Pink Panther (2006), We Are Marshall (2006), License to Wed (2007), The Seeker (2007), Fred Claus (2007), Charlie Bartlett (2007), Drillbit Taylor (2008) and Phoebe in Wonderland (2008). He appeared in the documentary Finding Kraftland for his agent Richard Kraft. He is currently working on the score for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.[1]

He graduated high school from Crescent School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Beck was the main composer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer during seasons 2-4. He later returned to compose for the key episodes "The Gift" and "Once More, with Feeling". Notable pieces of Beck's work have appeared on various Buffy soundtrack albums:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Album
"Close Your Eyes", the Buffy/Angel love theme from "Becoming, Part Two", is included on this release.

Once More, with Feeling
Although Joss Whedon wrote the songs for "Once More, with Feeling", Beck was hired to realise them and provide the score. This album is almost entirely dedicated to this particular episode, but also features three Beck compositions from earlier episodes; "Suite from Restless", "Suite from Hush" and "Sacrifice", from "The Gift".

Radio Sunnydale
The UK and Latin America edition of this album includes "Dead Guys with Bombs", from "The Zeppo".

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Score
This release is entirely dedicated to Beck's compositions for the show. Much of the music is from "Graduation Day", "Hush", "Restless" and "The Gift", amongst others.

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