Music profile for wendy carlos, born 14 november 1939. Released in 1968 on columbia masterworks catalog no. This is actually side 2 of switchedon bach by wendy carlos. Switchedon bach walter wendy carlos moog lp 68 w switchedon bach ii moog lp 73 w switchedon nashville country moog lp 72 w switchedon rock the moog machine lp i used to have another one of these looked like a space moog one but sold off long ago as it was boring to me. Wendy carlos a ecouter ou acheter sur amazon music des maintenant. That album, in 1968, was the first of the electronic albums to cross. The enormous popularity of this recording no doubt lies in the fact that ms. Wendy carlos stirred popular interest in synthesizer music with her switchedon bach recordings and continues to explore the possibilities of electronic music. Wendy carlos born november 14, 1939, in pawtucket, rhode island is a composer and electronic musician. We at tlg are incredibly grateful for her work, and wed like to. Sonic seasonings cd2 high quality complete mp3 album. The soundtrack of a clockwork orange comprises classical music and electronic synthetic music composed by wendy carlos. Wendy then began a fiveyear task, remastering painstakingly optimized editions of her back catalog, many albums available on cd for the first time. Wendy carlos download high quality complete mp3 albums.
Enhanced portion of cd contains web documents, including a discography, disc notes, photos, etc. Born and raised in rhode island, carlos studied physics and music at brown university before moving to new york city in 1962 to study music composition at columbia university. So artists like walterwendy carlos, tomita, and the like did not have an easy task making their albums. Debut confusion by the wendy carlos confusion, released 20 december 2012 1. Listen to switchedon bach wendy carlos online music. Switchedon bach is a studio album by wendy carlos released in 1968. Carlos has taken the best of the bachs music and amplified it. Its main attraction, in my opinion, is the performance in which ms. Wendy carlos made history as a trans woman composer and as an innovator of the synthesizer. Switchedon bach, a classical music album by walter carlos.
Wendy carlos is one of the most important composers living today. Wendy carlos has revealed the cosmic aspect of bachs music. Download richie hawtins new closer mobile app for ios and android. The moog synthesizer was used as a vehicle to achieve this goal. Switchedon bach is the first studio album by the american composer wendy carlos, released under the name walter carlos, in october 1968 by columbia records. Oct 15, 2017 wendy carlos made history as a trans woman composer and as an innovator of the synthesizer. It peaked at number 17 on the billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the riaa, 5 7 while also charting in australia and canada. Find the latest tracks, albums, and images from wendy carlos. Wendy carlos, one of the great innovators in synthesized and electronic music, was born as walter carlos in rhode island on november 14, 1939. This, and subsequent albums, brought the moog synthesizer to wider public attention, and her 1971 soundtrack to a clockwork.
Wendy carlos stirred popular interest in synthesizer music with her switchedon bach. Even before carlos knew of a film project concerning a clockwork orange, the composer had begun work on a composition timesteps based on the book. Most of the music here is a moog reading of such classic works as the william tell overture and the thieving magpie. Bach 1968, arrangements made by walter later wendy carlos on a moog synthesizer. So artists like walter wendy carlos, tomita, and the like did not have an easy task making their albums. Listen to the 60s modular synth record that changed everything. Tipping point 2015 tipping point 2015 1 in the middle 2 where its warm 3 on with the show 4 backbone road 5 tipping point 6 today 7 kinda crazy 8 mile high blues 9 picture frame. Wendy carlos was born walter carlos in 1939, and after studying music and physics at brown and columbia, she worked on the development of the moog synthesizer. Its commercial success led to several more keyboard albums from carlos of varying genres including further.
Great album and historically importat, 1 star minus for the soundquality of the recording but still emotional hearing the cracks from the vinyl tracklist side 1 wikipedia is matching. Instead, carlos recorded large amounts of environmental passages to produce a work that cycled through the four seasons. Larry fast, recording as synergy deserves mention with those other synth pioneers. Versions of some albums released outside of the usa are mentioned if they differ from their usa counterparts in some way. Born in pawtucket, rhode island on november 14, 1939, carlos pursued her m. Wendy carlos biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Overview v biography v discography v songs v credits. Weird al yankovic discography 19832017 flac wrzmusic. American festival of microtonal music by johnny reinhard, released 21 august 2019 1. This is useful so long as it is realized that the materials on. November 14, 1939 is an american musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores. The welltempered synthesizer is the second studio album from the american musician and composer wendy carlos, originally released.
The public embraced the warm sounds of the analog synth, and the disc has taken. Wendy carlos, switched on bach cbssony, 1968a sort of plug for her friend bob moogs new invention, this interpretation of bach masterworks caused a fury among purists, who watched in horror as it became the first classical recording to sell a million copies. Timesteps scanner internet archive html5 uploader 1. Born in pawtucket, ri, on november 14, 1939, carlos pursued her m. Request wendy carlos discography any format any albums would be appreciated, but im especially interested in the welltempered synthesizer, beauty in the beast, peter and the wolf, tales of heaven and hell, and sonic seasonings. Formed in 20, the band mixes sounds of africanamerican spirituals with black metal.
Overview v biography v discography v songs v credits v related v. We expect to have news on a new set of releases of wendys albums, plus a return to regular additions on the site as soon as possible. When i met rachel, she was working at a recording studio in new york city. Quite a few of your questions on general topics about wendy carlos albums are answered on the disc notes page. On the resources page, in the new top section of pdf files which ive just added to our site, theres a pdf ive made for the more technically curious among you, from scans of an article in the january 1952 popular mechanics i had spotted it in an uncles dusty basement, when i was a kid, and he let me take it. Carlos has said that she wanted the early albums to be released under the name of wendy carlos, but cbs insisted on walter carlos. The same year carlos finalized the score for a clockwork orange, the composer recorded a double album named sonic seasonings. Produced by carlos and rachel elkind, the album is a collection of pieces by johann sebastian bach performed by carlos and benjamin folkman on a moog synthesizer. Nov 08, 2008 wendy carlos 1972 sonic seasonings the same year carlos finalized the score for a clockwork orange, the composer recorded a double album named sonic seasonings. Carlos trained as a composer and worked as a recording engineer before her 1968 switchedon bach became the first classical music album to be certified platinum. Wendy carlos switchedon bach heralded the dawn of popular. They were adopted by electronic acts and pop and rock groups in the 1960s and 1970s, and widely used in 1980s pop. Carlos, a transgender woman, underwent hormone treatments before the release of the album and had gender reassignment surgery in 1972. Wendy carlos 1972 sonic seasonings the same year carlos finalized the score for a clockwork orange, the composer recorded a double album named sonic seasonings.
Currently some of the albums are found in the classical bin, others in popular or even under the soundtrack categories usually, if not always, the whole list comes up under. Switchedon bach by walter carlos album, electronic. A clockwork orange complete original score remastered 2000 wendy carlos switchedon bach reissued 2001 wendy carlos rediscovering lost scores vol. Studying and working with various electronic musicians and technicians at the. The 1968 album by composer by wendy carlos released under her birth. Groundbreaking moog masterpiece switched on bach celebrates. To listen to audio examples on the above cds, and to purchase, click one of the small cd images. The moog showed up in 1967 on albums by the doors, the monkees, the byrds psychedelic bands who understood its futuristic promise. Tron ost remastered 2001 wendy carlos switchedon classical boxed set cd1 wendy carlos. This is actually side 1 of switchedon bach by wendy carlos. She underwent a sexchange operation in 1972, details of which she revealed during a surprise playboy interview in 1979. A clockwork orange complete original score remastered 2000 wendy carlos. At the age of 10 she composed her first piece of music and at 14 built a small computer which won her a westinghouse science fair scholarship.
Wendy carlos got the job and pretty much just recycled the concept of her best selling switched on bach album. Weird al yankovic with wendy carlos discography 30. Comedy parody polka pop rock humor rock folk weird al yankovic with wendy carlos discography 30 releases 1983 2014, mp3, cbr, vbr 128320. Wendy carlos was the first composer to have a hit electronic music recording, and remains an important name in the field of music for synthesizer. Wendy carlos the welltempered synthesizer 1999, cd. Walters last credited release is sonic seasonings 1972. His albums, at least at the beginning, were perfect examples of what could be done with synths at the time. It played a key role in bringing synthesizers to popular music, which had. Switchedon bach 1968, a bestselling album of bach compositions arranged for synthesizer by wendy carlos, took synthesizers to the mainstream. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on youtube. Oh theres also something else you may want to check out. Once online type in wendy carlos and pick classicalpopular music and choose the album you wish. Wendy carlos afterlife johnny reinhard, conductor 2.
Stream adfree or purchase cds and mp3s now on amazon. The moog showed up in 1967 on albums by the doors, the monkees, the byrdspsychedelic bands who understood its futuristic promise. Sewell music director, interlochen public radio tells the story of this pivotal albums elusive creator. A wendy carlos discography january 12, 2017 disclaimers this discography covers her recordings as released in the united states, and does not claim to be complete. Wendy carlos sonic seasonings cd2 mp3 download sonic. It is certain that her music will be included among the major milestones of 20th century music. She had worked closely as the secretary to goddard lieberson of columbia records. The record displayed technical excellence in the sounds created and made the electronic synthesis of music more intelligible to the general listening public. At the age of 10 she composed her first piece of music and at 14 built a small computer which won her a. Albums include a clockwork orange, switchedon bach, and walter carlos clockwork orange. Its the best piece of music in the score and one of the most famed in the early history of electronic music, fitting in well next to late60s minimalist works by terry riley as well as the emerging tangerine dream prephaedra. All of the albums up to and including by request 1975 5 were originally released under the name of walter carlos. Composer wendy carlos spurred electronic music to new commercial heights during the late 60s, popularizing the synthesizer with the enormously successful switchedon bach album.
Composer wendy carlos spurred electronic music to new commercial heights during the late 60s, popularizing the synthesizer with the enormously successful. Electronic musician wendy carlos was born as walter carlos in 1939 in pawtucket, rhode island usa and developed a significant interest in both music and technology. The first two of these, released by east side digital esd, were clockwork orange, the complete carlos score, and the constantly requested sonic seasonings. Wendy carlos, benjamin folkman switchedon bach amazon. We expect to have news on a new set of releases of wendys albums, plus a return to. The music is a thematic extension of alexs and the viewers psychological conditioning. Download wendy carlos sonic seasonings cd2 mp3 album. May 02, 2017 a wendy carlos discography may 2, 2017 disclaimers this discography covers her recordings as released in the united states, and does not claim to be complete. The soundtrack to stanley kubricks a clockwork orange was released to accompany the 1971 film of the same name.1275 1131 597 894 1023 1308 480 769 868 919 1381 1439 1027 1166 36 1000 145 886 1067 493 1137 1255 841 1405 291 1119 1280 954 430 1125 195 667 1050 355 798 1443