Ladies and germs! May we present Roshanak Kheshti who will pen the 33 1/3 on Wendy Carlos’s 1968 album Switched-On Bach. This book is one of 16 new titles in the 33 1/3 series.
We caught up with Roshanak to learn more about her listening and reading habits…
33 1/3: What was your favorite book or record store growing up?
RK: Phonolux Records, Nashville, TN
33 1/3: What is your favorite book or record store in the world?
RK: City Lights Books in San Francisco
33 1/3: What are you listening to right…NOW?
RK: South African house music
33 1/3: What are you reading right….NOW?
RK:Ana Maria Ochoa Gaultier’s Aurality
33 1/3: Where do you live?
RK: San Diego, CA
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What to expect from Roshanak’s 33 1/3:
This is a book about a very important LP released in 1968 but it is also a history of the present through this LP. It is a book about the synthesizer—thought to be the first musical instrument invented in the 20th century—and the synthesist who made the synthesizer sound famous.
It is a book about gender and technology and where these formations meet in sound. It brings all these disparate topics together in the tradition of feminist science and technology studies but with a new focus for this field—sound.
Say Hello to Roshanak!