Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos was an amazing electronic musician and composer, devising her own scales and a 35 note octave. A close friend of Moog, she used the instruments and advised on designs. But her biggest success changed the way the general public and classical music listeners thought of electronic music.

"Switched-On Bach was on the US Billboard 200 for a total of 59 weeks, and reached No. 10 at the height of its popularity. It was No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Albums chart from 1969-1972, and ultimately went platinum. In 1970, the album won three Grammy Awards including: Best Classical Album; Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (With or Without Orchestra); and Best Engineered Classical Recording".

For more information on Wendy - this article has quite a bit of her life story captured. https://www.wfmt.com/2016/11/17/transgender-composer-wendy-carlos-changed-music-forever/

It's Wendy Carlos's birthday this week, so we're paying tribute to one of the most important figures in the history of electronic music. Her work is complex and varied, and her influence runs deep in modern music, but I'm a sucker for a good tuning system, and Wendy Carlos may have invented one of the coolest ones ever.
Melania Jack