Former NIN synthesizer and theremin player, Charlie Clouser, turns 50 today. Over the course his career, he has made sonic contributions to many of modern rock's most electronically minded acts including NIN, White Zombie and Marilyn Manson. Clouser also does extensive work composing for film and television, primarily in the horror/suspense genre. His industrial soundscapes can be heard on the soundtracks of Resident Evil: Extinction, the Saw franchise and in the opening theme of FX's American Horror Story.
Watch Charlie talk with Bob Moog about his theremin technique in a deleted scene from the 2004 documentary Moog. A film in which Clouser also contributed his work to the soundtrack.