Peak Time

The Music of Wendy Carlos

180 minsFirst aired 21 Feb 2019
Teddy Guerreo

Composer and NYU Steinhardt professor Sergi Casanelles breaks down the iconic scores of Wendy Carlos.

Composer and Moog-aficionado Wendy Carlos is responsible for creating that nail-biting tension and pit-of-your-stomach feeling in the Stanley Kubrick classics A Clockwork Orange and The Shining, as well as the glossy and futuristic tunnel of sound in Tron. Coating the classical in a sheath of synthesis, Carlos’s soundtracks have influenced countless others. Today on Peak Time Vivian takes a deeper dive into these epochal scores as she is joined by professor Sergi Casanelles. The Barcelona-born composer is currently on staff NYU Steinhardt — where he earned his PhD in film music composition — and focuses a fair portion of his syllabus to the work of Carlos. Given his academic focus, Casanelles is the perfect guest to guide us through today’s sonic exploration.


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Produced by Sara Casella

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