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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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Known For

TRON Composer
Ready Player One Soundtrack
A Clockwork Orange Music Department
The Shining Composer


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 2020 TULPA (Short)
 2015 The Devil's Flower (Short) (music by)
 2003 TRON 2.0 (Video Game)
 1998 Woundings
 1982 Dolby Stereo Cat 251 Listening Test Film (Video documentary short)
 1982 TRON
 1980 Arena (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1980 The Shining
 1971 Gallery (Short)
 1963 Image (Short)
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Show Show Soundtrack (18 credits)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Official Site | Spotify

Alternate Names:

Walter Carlos

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In 1998, Carlos sued the songwriter/artist Momus for $22 million regarding the song "Walter Carlos" (from the album The Little Red Songbook, released that year), which postulated that the post-sex reassignment surgery Wendy could travel back in time to marry her pre-transition self, Walter. The case was settled out of court, with Momus agreeing to remove the song from subsequent editions of the ... See more »

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