Mark Mothersbaugh made his name as the co-founder, composer and frontman of Devo.
The avant-garde American band was influenced by the Surrealists, wore flowerpot-adjacent hats, and were pioneers of the music video, as well as creating songs like Whip It and Freedom of Choice.
These days Mothersbaugh mostly works on soundtracks for film and TV: you'll have heard his work on Moonrise Kingdom, 21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Rushmore, Hotel Transylvania, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic, Tiger King..and many more.
He also worked with Taika Waititi on Thor: Ragnarok and the Emmy-nominated TV spinoff of What We Do In the Shadows.
Now recovering from a serious case of Covid-19, we speak to him from his Los Angeles base, the Mutato studios he set up there in 1989.