Though he rose to prominence only after scoring TV's hit drama " Mad Men" in 2007, composer David Carbonara had been writing and editing music since the early '90s. As a humble apprentice sound editor on the comic thriller "A Shock to the System," Carbonara demonstrated his aural adeptness, and in 1992 landed himself a music editor position on the saucy period piece "The Mambo Kings." He quickly built a compelling portfolio of work, and just two years later composed his first score for "Spanking the Monkey," the offbeat directorial debut of David O. Russell. The early 2000s provided another major breakthrough for Carbonara--his score for the romantic comedy "Fast Food Fast Women" became his first collaboration with Israeli filmmaker Amos Kollek, and his music editing career ascended to new heights in the delectable romance "Chocolat." Often working under the wing of accomplished composer Rachel Portman, Carbonara joined her again on the star-studded thriller "The Truth About Charlie" in 2002 and the supernatural romance "The Lake House" in 2006. The following year, "Mad Men" made Carbonara's music a weekly fixture in its bustling world of advertising insiders. A "Mad Men" music sampler, along with a featurette on Carbonara's process and technique, was included with the first season of the series on home video.