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'She made music jump into 3D': Wendy Carlos, the reclusive synth genius

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She went platinum by plugging Bach into 20th-century machines, and was soon working with Stanley Kubrick. But prejudice around her gender transition pushed Wendy Carlos out of sight This summer, an 80-year-old synthesiser pioneer suddenly appeared online. She had been silent for 11 years, but now something had appeared that she just wouldn't tolerate. “Please be aware there's a purported ‘biography' on me just released,” wrote Wendy Carlos on the homepage of her 16-bit-friendly website , a Siamese cat and a synthesiser behind her portrait. “No one ever interviewed me , nor anyone I know,”...
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