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Bloomsbury Academic USA
31 October 2019
Theory of music & musicology; Music reviews & criticism; Electronic music
Series: 33 1/3
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.
By:   Roshanak Kheshti (University of California San Diego USA)
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Academic USA
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 165mm,  Width: 121mm, 
Weight:   120g
ISBN:   9781501320286
ISBN 10:   1501320289
Series:   33 1/3
Pages:   118
Publication Date:   31 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Switched-On Prologue 1 Original Synth 2 Switching On 3 Switched-On Studio 4 Switched-On World Epilogue: Cats on Keys & Total Eclipses Acknowledgements Notes

Roshanak Kheshti is Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies and affiliate faculty in the Critical Gender Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego, USA.

Reviews for Wendy Carlos's Switched-On Bach

Roshanak Kheshti, the author of the new 33 1/3 book series entrant Wendy Carlos's Switched-On Bach, says Carlos was and remains a foundational presence to electronic music-and that the brief public acknowledgements she often garners today fall far short of the full story. * Reverb *


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