Wendy Carlos and Electro Feminisms

Though this blog focuses primarily on “classical” music, I would be remiss in not noting the inclusion of electroacoustic musician and composer Wendy Carlos on the Bitch Magazine blog. Carlos was one of several women featured in their series on “Electro Feminism”, highlighting the work of women who work in electronic music, which included several pop musicians.

Wendy Carlos was, most notably, the genius behind Switched on Bach, one of the first classical albums to sell 500,000 copies, and popularized the use of the Moog synthesizer.

Here’s an example:

Carlos continues to be active and influential in the electroacoutstic field today. Her website provides a wealth of information to those interested in learning more about the development of electronic music and her career specifically.