Benedict Roff-Marsh

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)

Benedict Roff-Marsh

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach 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

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Toccata & Fugue in D Minor – Bach 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

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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