Suzanne Ciani

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Suzanne Ciani
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Suzanne (born June 4, 1946 in Indiana‎) began her life with music at the age of seven when her mother brought home a collection of classical albums from a neighborhood fire sale. As the third of six children in a busy suburban household near Boston, Suzanne found her own space by teaching herself to play the piano and to read music.

As an undergraduate at Wellseley College, Suzanne began dividing her time between performance and composition. She also began her fascination with technology when one of her classes took a field trip to nearby M.I.T., where a professor demonstrated his early attempts to make a computer produce the sound of a violin. Upon graduation, she went to the University of California at Berkeley to continue her studies in composition. She received her Masters Degree in composition there, but more importantly, at nearby Stanford University and Mills College, she met three of the founders of electronic music: John Chowning, Max Matthews and Don Buchla.

Suzanne became entranced with the ability to produce music with a machine, and she became a devotee of synthesizers for the next two decades. She has often joked that for at least ten years she was essentially married to her Buchla synth, and in fact she did leave the massive machine running for months at a time, programming it to compose and play endless compositions.

Suzanne believes that the synthesizer should follow its own course as an instrument, but her position ultimately lost out to those who wanted simple machines that duplicated the sounds of other instruments and had preset voices. As this change in the world of electronic music and instruments came about, Suzanne found herself returning to classical instrumentation in support of her melodies, culminating in her Grammy-nominated album for piano and orchestra, "Dream Suite." This same sensibility is evident in "Pianissimo II" and "Turning" as well.
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001 Voices Of Packaged Souls — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Voices Of Packaged Souls (Album) Liquid Sound Records (2) 001 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
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VIP-28054 Seven Waves — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Seven Waves (Album) Finnadar Records VIP-28054 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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RCD1-7125 The Velocity Of Love — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani The Velocity Of Love (Album) RCA Red Seal RCD1-7125 US 1986 Sell This Version
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259 758 Neverland — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) Private Music 259 758 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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260 359 History Of My Heart — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani History Of My Heart (Album) Private Music 260 359 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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2073-4-P Pianissimo — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo (Album) Private Music 2073-4-P Canada 1990 Sell This Version
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01005-82090-2 Hotel Luna — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Hotel Luna (Album) Private Music 01005-82090-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
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01005 82090-4, 01005-82090-4 Suzanne Ciani Hotel Luna(Cass, Album) Private Music, Private Music 01005 82090-4, 01005-82090-4 Saudi Arabia 1991 Sell This Version
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SW7001-2, AMS003/03 Dream Suite — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Dream Suite (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SW7001-2, AMS003/03 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
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SWP7004-4 Pianissimo II — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo II (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP7004-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
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SWP7005-2 Live! — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Live! (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP7005-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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NED-1008 Turning — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Turning (Album) Seventh Wave (2) NED-1008 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
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SWP 7007-2 Pianissimo III — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo III (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP 7007-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
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SWP 7008-2 Meditations For Dreams, Relaxation And Sleep — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Meditations For Dreams, Relaxation And Sleep(CD, Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP 7008-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
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SWP 7009-2 Pure Romance — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Pure Romance(CD, Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP 7009-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
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NRCD 038 Silver Ship — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Silver Ship (Album) Seventh Wave (2) NRCD 038 Spain 2005 Sell This Version
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FKRMC001 Logo Presentation Reels 1985 — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Logo Presentation Reels 1985(2xCass, Ltd, Num) Finders Keepers Records FKRMC001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
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DiM009 Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani / Clone (11) Suzanne Ciani / Clone (11) - Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred(LP) Disposable Music DiM009 UK 2014 Sell This Version
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FRKWYS13 Sunergy — Suzanne Ciani Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy (Album) Rvng Intl. FRKWYS13 US 2016 Sell This Version
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FKR082LP Buchla Concerts 1975 — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Buchla Concerts 1975 (Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR082LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
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FKR094LP Suzanne Ciani "Help, Help, The Globolinks!"(LP, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR094LP France 2017 Sell This Version
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LF-001 LIVE Quadraphonic — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani LIVE Quadraphonic(12", Album, Quad, Ltd, Num + Box, Album, Quad, Ltd) Atmospheric, CyKiK LF-001 US 2018 Sell This Version
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AVLTD010 Live Buchla At Machines In Music — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Live Buchla At Machines In Music(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Aventures Ltd. AVLTD010 US 2018 Sell This Version
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FKR099LP Flowers Of Evil  — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Flowers Of Evil (LP, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR099LP UK 2019 Sell This Version
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FKR106LP Music For Denali — Suzanne Ciani Suzanne Ciani Music For Denali (Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR106LP UK 2020 Sell This Version