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Date of Birth 14 November 1939Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
Birth NameWalter Carlos

Mini Bio (1)

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 release is the "Tron" soundtrack (1982), which was released on CD in 2002.

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Several recordings made by Wendy Carlos when she was Walter Carlos were briefly re-issued under the name "W. Carlos".
Her ground-breaking album "Switched On Bach" was the first all-synthesizer recording of classical music. She followed this with a series of classical recordings, all performed on sythesizers.
The last album credited to 'Walter Carlos' was 'By Request' (1975). The first album released under the name 'Wendy Carlos' was Switched-on Brandenburgs (1980).
Is an avid eclipse chaser. Her website contains many splendid photographs of solar eclipses from all over the world, taken since the early 1970's.

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