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Charlie Clouser was the composer of all seven Saw films.
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Charlie Clouser

Charles Alexander "Charlie" Clouser (pronounced /ˈklaʊzər/,[1] born June 28, 1963) is an American musician whose activities include playing keyboard, synth, theremin, and drums. He is known for his abilities in music programming, engineering, mixing, and remixing. He was a member of the band Nine Inch Nails 1994–2000. Before he was in Nine Inch Nails, he was in the alternative band Burning Retna with former L.A. Guns guitarist Mick Cripps and fellow Nothing Records worker Sean Beavan. Clouser also was a member of the band 9 Ways to Sunday who released a self titled album in 1990. Clouser has remixed artists such as Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Rammstein and Meat Beat Manifesto.

In 2004 Clouser produced the album Size Matters by the band Helmet, which consisted mainly of collaborations between Charlie Clouser and Page Hamilton, intended to be a Page Hamilton "solo" album. The first release from the project "Throwing Punches" appeared on a soundtrack in 2003 for the film Underworld credited as a Page Hamilton track.

In the late 1990s Clouser created one of FirstCom music's master series discs. These were only sold with licence to use commercially.

Two songs programmed by Clouser were nominated for Grammy Awards in 1997: White Zombie's "I'm Your Boogie Man" and Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper's "Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn)," the latter of which Clouser also co-wrote and mixed.

He worked with Trent Reznor on the soundtrack of Natural Born Killers, helping record and produce a new version of "Something I Can Never Have," a track of which original version appeared on Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine album. The remix of Rob Zombie's "Dragula" can be found on The Matrix soundtrack, also credited to Clouser. Another Rob Zombie track remixed by Clouser, "Reload", appears on The Matrix Reloaded soundtrack. He produced Helmet's album Size Matters and the unfinished project with Page Hamilton called Gandhi.

He provided the live synth for Alec Empire's "Intelligence And Sacrifice" tour in 2001.

He appears in the Moog documentary about electronic-music pioneer Robert Moog and composed the song "I Am a Spaceman" for the original soundtrack of that movie.

Clouser has also worked as a film and television composer, scoring the Saw series of films, as well as Death Sentence (2007), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), Dead Silence (2007), and Deepwater (2005).[2] On television, he is the composer for the NBC TV series Las Vegas Freeway, and the CBS series NUMB3RS.

For the film Saw, he composed the ending theme "Hello Zepp".


Personal life

Charlie was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. He married his long-time girlfriend, photographer and model Zoe Wiseman in the summer of 2007.

Discography

9 Ways to Sunday

  • 9 Ways to Sunday (1990)

12 Rounds

  • Pleasant Smell (1998)

Alec Empire

  • Live at Fuji-Rock (2001)

Apartment 26

  • Music for the Massive (2004)

Black Light Burns

  • Cruel Melody (2007)

Burning Retna

  • Frozen Lies (2006)

Collide

  • Vortex (2004)
  • Live at the El Rey (2005)

David Bowie

  • I'm Afraid of Americans (1997)
  • Seven (2000)
  • Best of Bowie (2002)

Deltron 3030

  • Positive Contact (2001)

Die Krupps

  • The Final Remixes (1994)
  • Rings of Steel (1995)
  • Fire (1997)

Esthero

  • Breath from Another (1998)
  • Heaven Sent (1998)

FAT

  • Down Time (1995)

Foetus

  • Blow (2001)

Fuel

  • Natural Selection (2003)

Helmet

  • Size Matters (2004)

John Frusciante

  • Shadows Collide with People (2004)

Killing Joke

  • Democracy (1996)

Marilyn Manson

  • Portrait of an American Family (1994)
  • "Lunchbox" (1994)
  • Smells Like Children (1995)
  • "Sweet Dreams" (1995)
  • Antichrist Superstar (1996)
  • "Tourniquet Pt. 2" (1997)
  • Lest We Forget: The Best Of (2004)

Meat Beat Manifesto

  • Asbestos Lead Asbestos (1996)

Nine Inch Nails

  • The Downward Spiral (1994)
  • Further Down the Spiral (1995)
  • The Perfect Drug (1997)
  • Closure (1997)
  • The Day the World Went Away (1999)
  • The Fragile (1999)
  • Into the Void (1999)
  • Starfuckers, Inc. (1999)
  • Things Falling Apart (2000)
  • And All That Could Have Been (2002)

A Perfect Circle

  • eMOTIVe (2004)

Prong

  • Broken Peace (1994)
  • Rude Awakening (1996)

Puscifer

  • Don't Shoot the Messenger EP (2007)

Radiator

  • Black Shine (remix) (1998)

Rammstein

  • Stripped (1998)

[[Reach 454

  • Reach 454 (2003)

Real McCoy

  • Another Night (1994, 1995)

Rob Zombie

  • The Great American Nightmare (1997)
  • Hellbilly Deluxe (1998)
  • Dragula (1998)
  • Living Dead Girl (1999)
  • American Made Music to Strip By (1999)
  • Remix-a-Go-Go (1999)
  • The Best of Rob Zombie (2006)

Schwein

  • Son of Schweinstein (2001)

Snake River Conspiracy

  • Pre-Fatty Tingle (2000)
  • Sonic Jihad (2000)

Splattercell

  • AH - ReMiKSiS (2000)

Type O Negative

  • Cinnamon Girl (1997)
  • D-Side 1 (2000)
  • Least Worst Of (2000)

White Zombie

  • Astro Creep: 2000 (1995)
  • More Human than Human (1995)
  • Real Solution #9 (1995)
  • Ratfinks, Suicide Tanks and Cannibal Girls (1996)
  • Supersexy Swingin' Sounds (1996)
  • Electric Head Pt. 2 (The Ecstasy) (1996)

Other

Soundtracks

  • Natural Born Killers (1994)
  • The Doom Generation (1995) (soundtrack and DVD menu music)
  • Escape from L.A. (1996)
  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America (1996)
  • The Fan (1996)
  • Lost Highway (1997)
  • Private Parts (1997)
  • Nowhere (1997)
  • End of Days (1999)
  • The Matrix (1999)
  • The Crow: Salvation (2000)
  • Valentine (2001)
  • The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
  • Underworld (2003)
  • Moog (2004)
  • Collateral (2004)
  • Saw (2004)
  • Deepwater (2005)
  • Las Vegas (2005)
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Dead Silence (2007)
  • Death Sentence (2007)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • Valkyrie (2008)
  • Yes Man (2008)
  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw 3D (2010)

Film scores

  • Saw (2004)
  • Deepwater (2005)
  • NBC's Las Vegas (2005)
  • Saw II (2005)
  • Saw III (2006)
  • Dead Silence (2007)
  • Death Sentence (2007)
  • Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
  • Saw IV (2007)
  • Saw V (2008)
  • The Stepfather (2009)
  • Saw VI (2009)
  • Saw 3D (2010)

Misc

  • In Defense of Animals Volume 2 (1996)
  • Volume Fourteen - Reading '95 Special (1996)
  • FirstCom Master Series Charlie Clouser - NAILS (1997)
  • Best Alternative Volume 7 (1997)
  • Industrial Mix Machine (1997)
  • ECW: Extreme Music (1998)
  • Duke Nukem (Music to Score By - the official Duke Nukem Album) (1999)
  • Twisted Metal 4 (Video Game Score) (1999)
  • Kerrang! Magazine 1999: The Finest Tracks of the Year (1999)
  • Dark Decryption - The Electro Remix Selection Vol. 02 (2002)
  • Symphoniacal (2008)
  • Singularity (2010)

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