Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos  American Composer


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Wendy Carlos is a 81 year old American Composer. Born on 14th November, 1939 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, he is famous for Switched on Bach in a career that spans 1964–2005. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Wendy Carlos is a member of the following lists: Columbia Records artists, Grammy Award winners and Columbia University alumni.


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First Name Wendy
Last Name Carlos
Full Name at Birth Wendy Carlos
Alternative Name Walter Carlos
Age 81 years
Birthday 14th November, 1939
Birthplace Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Build Slim
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Electronic musician and Composer
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame Switched on Bach
Music Genre (Text) Ambient, Jazz, Classical, Synthpop, Electronic, Film Soundtrack
Music Genre Electronic, Clinical
Year(s) Active 1964–present, 1964–2005
Music Style Experimental Electronic, Microtonal, Avant-Garde, Classical
Music Mood Spooky, Eerie, Cerebral, Clinical, Detached, Restrained, Hypnotic, Gloomy, Ominous, Fiery, Reserved, Somber
Instrument Synthesizer
Instrument (text) Synthesizer, Keyboards, Vocoder
Record Label Columbia Masterworks, CBS, Audion, Telarc, East Side Digital
Official Websites http://www.wendycarlos.com/, http://wendycarlos.com

Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos, November 14, 1939) is an American musician and composer best known for her electronic music and film scores. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Carlos studied physics and music at Brown University before moving to New York City in 1962 to study music composition at Columbia University. Studying and working with various electronic musicians and technicians at the city's Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, she helped in the development of the Moog synthesizer, the first commercially available keyboard instrument created by Robert Moog.

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