Wendy Carlos Quotes
I suppose I was affected by raw sounds and timbres more than a lot of other composers. Had I been involved with orchestral composing, I think the aspect that would have most endeared me to that field would have been the orchestration.
Well, actually I first tried to go into physics because I had quite a few friends who were physicists, and I've always maintained a very strong love for matters scientific. Part of my whole personality is really much more that of a person who would work in the sciences. I don't find very much disparity between the sciences and music. I mean, its kind of like I couldn't . . .I couldn't cut the mustard. My skills in math were not quite strong enough; the field was just a little too clumsy for me. I certainly did not have good background in my undergraduate training, or before that in my high school and grammar school training, and it left me on the short side of the fence. That's a terrible metaphor. Anyway, I came up short when it was time to ask myself to put up or shut up, could I really make a successful career out of physics. And I couldn't, although I still love the field.
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