Wendy Carlos

Electronic music, Composer

1939 –

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Who is Wendy Carlos?

Wendy Carlos 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 assembled phrase-by-phrase on a 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 and an album exploring alternate tunings Beauty in the Beast. She has also worked in film music, notably writing and performing scores for two Stanley Kubrick movies, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, as well as Walt Disney's Tron.

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Born
Nov 14, 1939
Pawtucket
Also known as
  • Carlos, Wendy
  • Walter Carlos
  • W. Carlos
Ethnicity
  • White American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brown University
    Musicology
    ( - 1962)
  • Physics
  • Master's Degree, Columbia University
    Musical composition
    ( - 1966)
Lived in
  • Rhode Island

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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