Ο Walter [στη συνέχεια Wendy] Carlos διακτινίζει στο μέλλον τον Henry Purcell, περνώντας μέσα από τα κυκλώματα των συνθετητών του τη “Μουσική για τη νεκρώσιμη ακολουθία της Βασίλισσας Μαρίας” [Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary]. Στη μνημειωδώς υποβλητική εισαγωγή της ταινίας του Στάνλεϊ Κιούμπρικ, A Clockwork orange…

Walter [later, Wendy] Carlos beams up Henry Purcell into the future, passing the Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary through his synthesizers circuits. On the monumentally evocative introduction of Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange…

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  1. trentpmcd December 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    I missed this before – I now understand better why you referenced W. Carlos and Purcell. She did another version of this for a later album, Tales of Heaven & Hell, with a bunch of clips from Clockwork Orange redone with her additive instruments and called it “Clockwork Black”.

  2. Earthpages.org December 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    She was a pioneer in many ways. Trans person b4 it was cool to do so. I still have a cassette of Switched on Bach. A friend gave it to me. When I raved about it, maybe he just regretted it a little bit! ? Apparently she wasn’t talented enuf to do both parts at same time so did the right and left hand parts on seperate tracks. Glenn Gould loved Switched on Bach. Another cool person who was a studio pioneer.?

  3. Earthpages.org December 6, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Actually no. I’m remembering it wrong. It was the monophonic nature of the Moog. And she had no room in her cramped quarters to set up a second instrument. She prob could play both hands. I’m not sure. ?

    1. Oannes December 7, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Well, Walter/Wendy Carlos was classically trained, so I suppose [s]he could play both hands 🙂
      Thanks a lot!

      1. Earthpages.org December 7, 2019 at 6:15 pm

        Yeah that’s the impression I get. Btw I just checked at wiki and she is still alive. I had assumed she had passed like many luminaries from that era. Not good to slander the dead… Even worse with the living! I’ll have to check my facts better before blowing my horn on the web! ?


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