Lemony Snicket

The Composer is Dead

Lemony Snicket

Talk: The Composer is Dead

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and Nathaniel Stookey visit Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss their book and symphonic piece "The Composer Is Dead." This event took place on April 1, 2009, as part of the Musicians@Google series. The San Francisco Symphony Orchestra commissioned "The Composer Is Dead", for narrator and orchestra, to educate children about the symphony through a murder mystery. "The Composer Is Dead" borrows from the educational classical music tradition of "Peter and The Wolf", adding a dash of "Law and Order" and the wry humor one would expect from the author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Lemony Snicket

Daniel Handler is an American writer and journalist. He is best known for his work under the pen name Lemony Snicket, having published children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions under this pseudonym.

The Composer is Dead

There's dreadful news from the symphony hall-the composer is dead!

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