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Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos
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Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on 14 November 1939) is an American composer and electronic musician. Carlos first came to prominence in 1968 with Switched-On Bach, a recording of music by J.S. Bach painstakingly assembled, phrase-by-phrase, on the Moog synthesizer, at the time a relatively new and unknown instrument. The album earned three Grammy Awards in 1969. Other classical recordings followed. Carlos later began releasing original compositions, including the first-ever album of synthesized environmental sounds, Sonic Seasonings (1972) and an album exploring alternate tunings Beauty in the Beast (1986). She has also worked in film music, notably writing and performing scores for two Stanley Kubrick movies, A Clockwork Orange (1971) and The Shining (1980), as well as Walt Disney's Tron (1982).
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Releases on file (9)
Wendy Carlos — Rediscovering Lost Scores Volume One Wendy Carlos — Rediscovering Lost Scores Volume One
(East Side Digital esd 81752, 2005, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Rediscovering Lost Scores Volume Two Wendy Carlos — Rediscovering Lost Scores Volume Two
(East Side Digital ESD 81762, 2005, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Tales of Heaven and Hell Wendy Carlos — Tales of Heaven and Hell
(East Side Digital ESD 81352, 1998, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Beauty in the Beast Wendy Carlos — Beauty in the Beast
(East Side Digital ESD 81552, 1986/2000, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Digital Moonscapes Wendy Carlos — Digital Moonscapes
(East Side Digital ESD 81542, 1984/2000, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Clockwork Orange - Complete Original Score Wendy Carlos — Clockwork Orange - Complete Original Score
(East Side Digital ESD 81362, 1972/2000, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Sonic Seasonings Wendy Carlos — Sonic Seasonings
(East Side Digital ESD 81372, 1972/1998, 2CD)
Wendy Carlos — The Well-Tempered Synthesizer Wendy Carlos — The Well-Tempered Synthesizer
(East Side Digital ESD 81612, 1969/1999, CD)
Wendy Carlos — Switched-On Bach Wendy Carlos — Switched-On Bach
(East Side Digital ESD 81602, 1968/2001, CD)

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