Plugged-In Bach – in Tribute to Wendy Carlos (and of course Bach)

Back to Bach Ask most Pop & Rock musicians about Classical music and they tend to pull faces (about the same faces that the Classical types pull when the question is the other way around). Adjust that Q and swap Classical for Bach and most - well the older ones anyway - will say, yeah … Continue reading Plugged-In Bach – in Tribute to Wendy Carlos (and of course Bach)

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEs27WC4_SA Week Two of my lead up to release of my "Plugged-In Bach" tribute to Wendy Carlos and her "Switched-On Bach" sees me attack a Brandenburg Concerto. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048. I actually did the bulk of this work several years ago as a semi-tongue in cheek demo of sounds … Continue reading Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach

Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach

https://youtu.be/ZHlRJxas8EY It was 50 years ago today (well almost) Wendy Carlos released what was to be for ages the best selling Classical record of all time called "Switched-On Bach". For a while, it was even outselling The Beatles! The Moog Modular was in its infancy. Wendy was pals with Bob Moog and they traded ideas … Continue reading Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach

Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos managed to become one of the most important people in Pop music whilst recording Classical. Well Baroque actually. The realizations of the pieces are so well done both from a sound perspective and the playing that the record was impossible to ignore. Switched On Bach was the first time the synthesizer really had the chance … Continue reading Wendy Carlos