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Wendy Carlos: A Biography - Interview with Author, Dr. Amanda Sewell

Book - Oxford University Press; Sewell - Interlochen Public Radio
Wendy Carlos: A Biography and author Dr. Amanda Sewell

In September of 2020, a biography was published about a pioneer in electronic music in the dawn of the age of the synthesizer, as well as in transgender issues when she revealed in 1979 that she had been living as a woman for 11 years by then. WKAR's Jamie Paisley spoke with the author of Wendy Carlos: A Biography, Dr. Amanda Sewell.

This audio is the conversation WKAR's Jamie Paisley had with the author of Wendy Carlos: A Biography, Dr. Amanda Sewell of Interlochen Public Radio, which aired originally on WKAR in October of 2020 as part of Michigan Matinee. In it, they touch upon Wendy's early trajectory with Robert Moog, inventor of the famous Moog Synthesizer; her wildly famous album Switched On Bach; her film scores for Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange & her mostly discarded score for Kubrick’s The Shining, not to mention Disney’s Tron and more.

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