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Wendy Carlos Timesteps (A Clockwork Orange: Wendy Carlos’s Complete Original Score)

From the liner notes:

Wendy was, by her own admission, “about three and a half minutes” into [composing] Timesteps when a friend gave her a paperback copy of A Clockwork Orange. Like so many other readers, Wendy fell under the spell of Anthony Burgess’ vision of a world of tomorrow filled with ultra-violence. She was also struck by the fact that her Timesteps music seemed to capture the exact feeling of the opening scenes of Burgess’ book. Further work, and Timesteps evolved, subconsciously, into a kind of musical poem based on Clockwork — a work that, as Wendy says, was an “autonomous composition with an uncanny affinity for Clockwork.”

Then, the same friend who had given her Clockwork sent a clipping from a London newspaper announcing that Stanley Kubrick had just begun production of a film based on Burgess’ book. Wendy and [her producer Rachel Elkind], both admirers of Kubrick’s previous work, began to share the same day-dream: “Wouldn’t it be great if…”

Timesteps and Beethoven’s Choral Movement were airmailed to Kubrick. Wendy and Rachel waited. Finally, came a request from Kubrick: Could they come to London and discuss the use of Wendy’s music in the film?”

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    A Clockwork Orange (1971); Directed by Stanley Kubrick
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