Friday, 31 July 2020



Para hablar de WENDY CARLOS no me considero suficientemente válido, por lo tanto prefiero recurrir a los dos mejores artículos que se han escrito sobre ella: el de JUAN BERMÚDEZ en el nº 11 de la revista MÚSICA Y TECNOLOGÍA y el de PABLO FREIRE en AUDIONAUTAS.

Aquí os dejo el de JUAN BERMÚDEZ:

El resto del nº 11 de la revista MÚSICA Y TECNOLOGÍA podéis descargarlo aquí.

El artículo de PABLO FREIRE de AUDIONAUTAS lo podéis leer aquí.

Por lo que respecta al material que os ofrezco, prefiero dejaros con las palabras de la propia WENDY CARLOS:

About Rediscovering Lost Scores, volumes one and two--

 With the release of these disks we answer the requests of many of you who have written over the years, and those who have sent message to our website. Here are selected tracks from most of my film score work, never available in any format until these two volumes. It was, as the cover depicts, an exercise in "Archeomusicology" to locate and check out stacks of masters and pre-master tapes, listening to hours of music which had been forgotten, and then carefully transfer many tracks to high-res digital masters.

You will find a very eclectic mix of styles and musical media represented herein. There are traditional orchestral and chamber music ensembles, vocal solos and choruses, Moog synthesizers, novel one-of-a-kind devices (like the Circon), and on to recent digital tools. The majority of tracks are hybrids -- blends of live with electro-acoustic media.

It's impossible for such a collection of music from over three decades to emerge as a single project, aside from their distinguishing characteristic, Lost Scores. Most of the selections are composed pieces, while others ought be categorized as "musical soundscapes", or "mood-setting textures." But bear with us, we've tried to include something for all of you, a broad range of musical treatments.

Fortunately, nearly all of the master tapes remain playable (a few required tape-baking). They all used Dolby-A for low tape hiss, recorded on professional Ampex and 3-M tape machines, never more than 2 tracks per quarter inch of tape width. So dropout is low, and only a minimum of sound cleaning and enhancement was necessary to render the surprisingly high quality sound heard here, even when a few generations of analog tape mixing were required for their creation.

We were lucky to find several tracks that had escaped the deadline searches during earlier remasterings of Clockwork Orange and Tron, and they're included on this release. You'll see that we've ordered the music mainly chronologically, with a split in volumes midway through scoring The Shining.

Nearly all of this music has never been available on albums in any form, like most of our score to Kubrick's The Shining, and my entire score to the 1998 British SF antiwar movie, Woundings. I worked on three other films during the '80s and '90s. I'm still searching for examples from two of those films, but was fortunate to locate two tracks from a score I wrote for the 1991 British film, Split Second. Political intrigue behind the scenes led to canceling my score midway, a depressing experience film composers are too familiar with.

Other music from that film found its way into the album, Tales from Heaven and Hell, but two completed tracks were orphaned. They're included on Rediscovering Lost Scores, with some other surprises. For those of you who have been asking for CDs of my music to The Shining (only two excerpts were included on the original soundtrack LP), your wish is finally met. It's a big relief to present this music to you, pieces I began to fear would never see the light of day.

Por mi parte decir que el material contenido es de enorme valor documental y que espero que sepáis apreciarlo y disfrutarlo como se merece.