WENDY CARLOS


I love WENDY CARLOS, she's great, she did the music for the soundtracks to A Clockwork Orange, Tron, The Shining as well as aload of great synth interpretations of classical music, but I only just realised that she was also Walter Carlos and had a sex change during the 70's, I've got a few songs by Walter Carlos and just assumed it was a coincidence that he had a similar name and their music was pretty much the same, I guess I'm just stupid, anyway Wendy Carlos gave an interview to Playboy not long after her sex reassignment surgery talking about it which you can read HERE,
I've uploaded the main theme form The Shining which I think is the scariest piece of music ever.

WENDY CARLOS & RACHEL ELKIND - MAIN TITLE "THE SHINING"

6 comments:

Conroy Van Winkle said...

Very educational post, thanks

pegah said...

when i was in stockholm i was going to buy you a record of synch interpretations of classical songs. i was literally stuck between that and the record i eventually got you. i totally should have got the other one. i thought you might probably already have it though.

Polly said...

I fucking love wendy carlos! i was so jealous that a woman had ever written all that stuff until i found out she used to have a peeny.

skeeter said...

genius, too bad she's a bitch too. try finding something of hers on youtube, apparently she's rabid about copyrights.

Nanu. said...

A woman did write all that 'stuff'. She's always been a woman, though she may have not looked like it.

dianeforster said...

Too brilliant nice speech..