Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II
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Please see your browser settings for this feature. EMBED for wordpress. Following the album's success, Moog received requests from producers and artists for his synthesizers and a number of synthesizer albums were released to capitalise. Carlos was angered by this, so he refused to come. So CBS, frantic to have some representation, asked me to demonstrate the synthesizer. I remember there was a nice big bowl of joints on top of the mixing console, and Terry Riley was there in his white Jesus suit, Van Morrison Poetic Champions Compose on a pedestal, playing live on a Farfisa electronic Yves Tumor Serpent Music against a backup of tape delays.
Rock and Other Four Letter Words went on to sell a few thousand records. In C sold a few tens of thousands. Switched-On Bach sold over a million, and just keeps going on and on.
It was inducted into the National Recording Registry in InCarlos released Switched-On Bach  to commemorate the 25th anniversary of her first album, featuring a re-recording of the record using digital synthesizers and computer-assisted recording with an added introductory composition styled as a birthday fanfare for the project.
Ina remastered edition of Switched-On Bach was released with a previously unreleased track, "Initial Experiments, demonstration". Carlos wrote: "You may rest assured that this is the best these recordings have ever sounded. Note: For the second movement of Brandenburg Concerto No. On this album the movement is written by Carlos and Elkind. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wendy Carlos. Electronic baroque.
A sample of "Brandenburg Concerto No. Columbia Masterworks Records. MS Goldmine ed. January 8, Rethinking Difference in Music Scholarship. Cambridge University Press. March 5, The success of both albums allowed Carlos to move into Elkind's more spacious New York City home in When the directors of Marooned changed their minds about including a soundtrack, Carlos chose to work with Kubrick, as she and Elkind were fans of his previous films, Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II "We finally wound up talking with someone who had a close connection to Stanley Kubrick's lawyer.
We suddenly got an invitation to fly to London. A soundtrack containing only Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II film cuts of the score was released as Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange incombining synthesized and classical music by Henry PurcellBeethoven and Gioacchino Rossini with an Antena Camino Del Sol Joakim Todd Terje Remix use of a vocoder.
The album Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II the Billboard Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II at No. Carlos later described the project as "a lot of fun Carlos experimented with ambient music on her third studio album Sonic Seasoningsreleased as a double album inwith one side-long track dedicated to each of the four seasons.
Recorded as early as and finished in mid, Mykal Roze Martini Special Bingi Man A Come Baby Mother Baby Father the A Clockwork Orange project was complete, Carlos wished to produce music that did not require "lengthy concentrated listening", but more than a collection of ambient noises to portray an environment.
Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II Muddy Waters The London Muddy Waters Sessions No. She agreed to the request, opting to produce a sequel to Switched-On Bachwhich began with Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II and Elkind seeking compositions that were most suitable for the synthesizer; the two picked selections from Suite No.
The latter features a Yamaha E-5 Electone organ for certain passages, as a reliable polyphonic keyboard had not been developed. The result, Switched-On Bach IIwas released in and sold over 70, copies in the US during the first five weeks of its release. Inshe and Elkind had asked Columbia Records to attach a pre-paid business reply card in each new pressing of her albums, which resulted in a considerable amount of suggestions from the public regarding the subject of her future releases.
Carlos decided, "If I was going to spend months for mere minutes of music, I certainly wasn't going to be pigeonholed into only retreading existing music", and so began a process of "re-directing new ideas, reworking old ones".
By mid, Carlos and Elkind had selected tracks of varying styles to record on the Moog synthesizer, which Carlos found liberating, as it demonstrated the flexibility of the instrument.
Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II reunited with Kubrick to compose the score for his psychological horror film The Shining Before filming began, Carlos and Elkind read the bookas per Kubrick's suggestion, for musical inspiration. Carlos recorded a considerable amount of music, but Kubrick ended up using existing music by several avant-garde composers he had used as guide tracks in the final version.
Recordsfeatures two tracks credited to Carlos and Elkind: the main title theme and "Rocky Mountains", the former a reinterpretation of the "Dies Irae" section of Symphonie fantastique by Hector Berlioz. Some of Carlos' music had some legal issues regarding its release, but much of it was made available in as part of her Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II compilation album Rediscovering Lost Scores.
With work on The Shining complete, Elkind ended her long-time collaboration with Carlos when she moved to France with her husband in Carlos remained in New York City, sharing a converted loft in Greenwich Village with her new business partner Annemarie Franklin, which housed her new, remodelled studio, which was enclosed in a Faraday cage to shield the equipment from white noise and outside interference from radio and television Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II.
Carlos' first project with Franklin began aroundwhen The Walt Disney Company asked her to record the soundtrack to its science fiction feature Tron Carlos agreed, but was not interested in composing solely with electronic music, as she wished to incorporate an orchestra with her musical ideas.
She recalled their demands were "tightly specified Three studio albums from Carlos were released in the s.
The first was Digital Moonscapes inCarlos' first to only feature BMC Disco Juice EP synthesizers.
She wrote the album's tracks for orchestra "or orchestra replica", inspired Don Ralke Et Son Orchestre Afro Percussions various astronomical subjects, which used some leftover material from her score to Tron. Soon after, Carlos secured a deal with Audion Records, a smaller label, as she wished to "get away from that kind of big, monolithic government-like aspect that [she] had dealt with for so many years".
Carlos agreed to the project, as she felt it presented a chance "to let your sense of humor out of the cage". To mark the 25th anniversary of Switched-On BachCarlos re-recorded the album with her set of digital instruments and recording techniques.
Released in on Telarc RecordsSwitched-On Bach took roughly one and a half years to produce; Carlos estimated around 3, hours were invested in the project, which involved using several digital audio workstation software packages, including Pro Tools. A Moog synthesizer is only used once on the record; the rest is performed on 13 modern synthesizers. The album also marked her first venture into mixing in Dolby Surround sound.
Carlos explained the style of her music: "I was given fairly large carte blanche to do some horrific things and also some inside-psyche mood paintings, and that's what the film became". Beginning inCarlos digitally remastered her studio albums, culminating in the Switched-On Box Set released in featuring her four synthesized classical albums.
Inthe two-volume set Rediscovering Lost Scores was released, featuring previously out-of-print material, including the unreleased soundtrack to Woundings and music recorded for A Clockwork OrangeThe Shining and Tron that was not used in the films.
Carlos became aware of her gender dysphoria at an early age, recalling: "I was about five or six I remember being convinced I was a little girl, much Wendy Carlos Switched On Bach II long hair and girls' clothes, and not knowing why my parents didn't see it clearly".
Louis Symphony OrchestraCarlos felt unhappy to appear in public. She cried in her hotel room and left wearing fake sideburns and a man's wig, and drew facial hair on her face with an eyebrow pencil to disguise herself as a man. Carlos did the same thing when she met Kubrick and for an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show in Carlos disclosed her transgender status in a series of interviews with Arthur Bell held between December and January and published in the May issue of Playboy magazine.
She explained that Playboy had "always been concerned with liberation, and [I was] anxious to liberate myself". There had never been any need of this charade to have taken place. It had proven a monstrous waste of years of my life. Switched-On Bach was the winner of three Grammy Awards:  . Carlos is also an accomplished solar eclipse photographer. She has developed various techniques for the extension of dynamic range in eclipse photography by the use of digital composites.
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