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Wendy Carlos

Wendy CarlosAKA Walter Carlos

Born: 14-Nov-1939
Birthplace: Pawtucket, RI

Gender: Transgender [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Electronic Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Switched On Bach

Electronic music composer, best known for Switched-on Bach (1968), her execution of Bach on a Moog synthesizer. Her work was used prominently in the Stanley Kubrick films A Clockwork Orange (1971), The Shining (1980), as well as Disney's TRON (1982). Studied under Vladimir Ussachevsky at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center.


[1] Carlos began hormone treatments in 1967 and completed her transition in 1972. She continued to release music as Walter Carlos until 1975 and concealed her transition in public appearances, until her official coming-out in an interview published in the May 1979 issue of Playboy.

    University: AB, Brown University (1962)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1965)
    Scholar: Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

    Sex Change Operation Male to female (1967-72)

Official Website:
http://www.wendycarlos.com/



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