Wendy Carlos Switched-On Bach 33 1/3

Author(s): Roshanak Kheshti

the 33 1/3 series | noise / industrial / experimental

So much, popular and scholarly, has been written about the synthesizer, Bob Moog and his brand-name instrument, and even Wendy Carlos, the musician who made this instrument famous. No one, however, has examined the importance of spy technology, the Cold War and Carlos's gender to this critically important innovation. Through a postcolonial lens of feminist science and technology studies, Roshanak Kheshti engages in a reading of Carlos's music within this gendered context. By focusing on Switched-On Bach (the highest selling classical music recording of all time), this book explores the significance of gender to the album's--and, as a result, the Moog synthesizer's--phenomenal success.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781501320286
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : October 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roshanak Kheshti
  • : Paperback
  • : 112