Carlos and Elkind had to tune the synth before each take and hope it stayed in tune for the duration of each track.
Elkind was also a pioneer, starting her work with Columbia Records at a time when there were very few women working in the industry. It was Elkind who first realised how engaging an album of entirely electronic and synthesised Bach works could sound, and it was her skill and vision as a producer that made the album a reality.
Just like Moog, Elkind formed an enduring and productive friendship with Carlos, and is credited as co-composer on the soundtrack of The Shining. Carlos underwent gender reassignment surgery four years after the release of Switched-On Bach. She publicly announced her gender reassignment in a Playboy magazine interview.
Many believe the publicity surrounding her gender reassignment radically changed how her work was perceived, appreciated and discussed.
When one reads about German electronic music visionary Karlheinz Stockhausen , one rarely discovers that he believed he was born on a planet orbiting the star Sirius.
In this 50th anniversary year of S witched-On Bach , what should be celebrated is the vision, creativity, skill, dedication and artistry it took to create an album that changed music forever.
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