33 1/3Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach


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33 1/3 Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach

While many books and scholarly works have been written on Bob Moog, his synthesizer, and the musician who made it famous, Wendy Carlos, this book takes another look at the conditions that informed the work. Roshanak Kheshti focuses on the importance of Cold War spy technology as an influence on the technology of the synthesizer and the conditions that helped shape the highest selling classical album of all time, Switched On Bach. Through a postcolonial lens of feminist science and technology studies, Roshanak Kheshti also exaimes the influence that Wendy Carlos' gender had on the album and as an extention, the success of the Moog synthisizer.

Wendy Carlos’ Switched-On Bach Features

  • Author: Roshanak Kheshti
  • Pages: 118
  • Dimensions: 4 3/4 x 6 1/2"
  • Pages: 118
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33 1/3: Wendy Carlos's Switched-On Bach - Talk By Roshanak Kheshti
UCSD Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies Dr. Roshanak Kheshti came to Perfect Circuit to present a short lecture and reading from her new book 33 1/3: Wendy Carlos's Switched-On Bach, combined with examples on her own Moog synthesizers.

Kheshti makes a case that Wendy Carlos is one of the most important electronic musicians of all time: she brought an emerging technology into public visibility and was a strong force behind the popularization of the Moog synthesizer. Switched-On Bach remains one of the most popular "classical" music records of all time...and for a good reason.
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