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Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos, one of the great innovators in synthesized and electronic music, was born as Walter Carlos in Rhode Island on November 14, 1939. She underwent a sex-change operation in 1972, details of which she revealed during a surprise Playboy interview in 1979. Walter's last credited release is "Sonic Seasonings" (1972). Wendy's first credited ... See full bio »
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 2012/I Room 237 (Documentary) (performer: "Intro and Dies")
 2010 Exporting Raymond (Documentary) (writer: "Theme From The Shining")
 2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (performer: "Title Music From 'A Clockwork Orange'") / (writer: "Title Music From 'A Clockwork Orange'")
 2003 TRON 2.0 (Video Game) (writer: "TRONaction" (excerpt))
 1997 The Ice Storm (performer: "Two-Part Invention in B-Flat Major")
 1996 Squish Story (Documentary) (performer: "Music For the Funeral of Queen Mary" - as Walter Carlos)
 1986 Precious Images (Documentary short) (arranger: "William Tell Overture" - as Walter Carlos) / (performer: "William Tell Overture" - as Walter Carlos)
 1980 The Shining (performer: "Rocky Mountains" - uncredited) / (writer: "Rocky Mountains" - uncredited)
 1980 Making 'The Shining' (TV Movie documentary short) (arranger: "Valse Triste") / (performer: "Valse Triste")
 1973 Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (Documentary) (arranger: "Ninth Symphony") / (performer: "Ninth Symphony")
 1971 A Clockwork Orange (arranger: "March from 'Funeral Music for Queen Mary'", "Orange Minuet", "Biblical Daydreams", "Timesteps", "Country Lane" - uncredited) / (performer: "March from 'Funeral Music for Queen Mary'", "Orange Minuet", "Biblical Daydreams", "Timesteps", "Country Lane" - uncredited) / (writer: "Orange Minuet", "Biblical Daydreams", "Country Lane" - uncredited) / (writer: "Timesteps" - as Walter Carlos, uncredited)
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All of Wendy Carlos's recordings have been deleted from the Columbia Records catalog. In October, 1999, "Switched-On Bach", "The Well-Tempered Synthesizer", "Switched-On Bach II" and "Switched-On Brandenburgs" were remastered by Wendy Carlos and released as "Switched-On Boxed Set" (East Side Digital, ESD 81422, 3 CDs and 1 ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Walter Carlos
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Several recordings made by Wendy Carlos when she was Walter Carlos were briefly re-issued under the name "W. Carlos". See more »

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