CULTURE & ARTS
11/04/2014 01:28 pm ET Updated Nov 04, 2014

Hans Zimmer Explains His Huge EDM Following

Hans Zimmer has a huge following among cinephiles as the legendary musician who composed scores for such iconic films as "The Lion King," "Gladiator," "The Dark Knight" and, most recently, "Interstellar." Perhaps less expected is that he also has a huge following among EDM obsessives.

"The weird thing is all the DJs and all the electronic guys sort of think I'm still relevant because I am part of that world, and I can talk oscillators and filters and frequency shifters and stuff like that," Zimmer told HuffPost Live on Monday.

His place in the EDM world makes sense, based on Zimmer's history with digital music, the composer told host Ricky Camilleri during a conversation about "Interstellar."

"In the '70s I started making music with computers because I thought, 'Wow, great, you can misappropriate these things which are designed for accountancy and you can actually go and make weird noises with them,'" Zimmer said.

And even today, those "weird noises" are often what makes the most powerful part of Zimmer's scores.

"If you look at something like 'Dark Knight' or 'Inception,' the thing that pins you to the back of your seat is a beautiful Moog synthesizer, designed by Bob Moog in 1964 or something. It's a beast," Zimmer said.

Catch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Hans Zimmer here.

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