Suzanne Ciani

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Suzanne 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 Suzanne Ciani - Voices Of Packaged Souls album art Suzanne Ciani Voices Of Packaged Souls (Album) Liquid Sound Records 001 Belgium 1970 Sell This Version
VIP-28054 Suzanne Ciani - Seven Waves album art Suzanne Ciani Seven Waves (Album) Finnadar Records VIP-28054 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
01005 82085-4 Suzanne Ciani - The Velocity Of Love album art Suzanne Ciani The Velocity Of Love (Album) RCA Red Seal 01005 82085-4 Saudi Arabia 1986 Sell This Version
259 758 Suzanne Ciani - Neverland album art Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) Private Music 259 758 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
2P-2058, 2P 2058, P2-2058, P2 2058 Suzanne Ciani - History Of My Heart album art Suzanne Ciani History Of My Heart (Album) Private Music 2P-2058, 2P 2058, P2-2058, P2 2058 US 1989 Sell This Version
2073-4-P Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo album art Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo (Album) Private Music 2073-4-P Canada 1990 Sell This Version
01005-82090-2 Suzanne Ciani - Hotel Luna album art Suzanne Ciani Hotel Luna (Album) Private Music 01005-82090-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
SW7001-2, AMS003/03 Suzanne Ciani - Dream Suite album art Suzanne Ciani Dream Suite (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SW7001-2, AMS003/03 Spain 1994 Sell This Version
SW7004-2, LFAD 1236 Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo II album art Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo II (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SW7004-2, LFAD 1236 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
2058-2-P Suzanne Ciani - History Of My Heart album art Suzanne Ciani History Of My Heart(CD, Album, RE) Private Music 2058-2-P US 1996 Sell This Version
SWP7005-2 Suzanne Ciani - Live! album art Suzanne Ciani Live! (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP7005-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
NED-1008 Suzanne Ciani - Turning album art Suzanne Ciani Turning (Album) Seventh Wave (2) NED-1008 Taiwan 1999 Sell This Version
SWP 7007-2 Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo III album art Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo III (Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP 7007-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
SWP 7008-2 Suzanne Ciani - Meditations For Dreams, Relaxation And Sleep album art Suzanne Ciani Meditations For Dreams, Relaxation And Sleep(CD, Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP 7008-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Suzanne Ciani - Pure Romance album art Suzanne Ciani Pure Romance(CD, Album) Seventh Wave (2) none US 2003 Sell This Version
NRCD 038 Suzanne Ciani - Silver Ship album art Suzanne Ciani Silver Ship (Album) Seventh Wave (2) NRCD 038 Spain 2005 Sell This Version
FKRMC001 Suzanne Ciani - Logo Presentation Reels 1985 album art Suzanne Ciani Logo Presentation Reels 1985(2xCass, Ltd, Num) Finders Keepers Records FKRMC001 UK 2012 Sell This Version
DiM009 Suzanne Ciani - Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred album art Suzanne Ciani / Clone (11) Suzanne Ciani / Clone (11) - Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred(LP) Disposable Music DiM009 UK 2014 Sell This Version
FRKWYS13 Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy album art Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy (Album) Rvng Intl. FRKWYS13 US 2016 Sell This Version
FKR082LP Suzanne Ciani - Buchla Concerts 1975 album art Suzanne Ciani Buchla Concerts 1975 (Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR082LP UK 2016 Sell This Version
FKR094LP Suzanne Ciani - "Help, Help, The Globolinks!" album art Suzanne Ciani "Help, Help, The Globolinks!"(LP, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR094LP France 2017 Sell This Version
LF-001 Suzanne Ciani - LIVE Quadraphonic album art Suzanne Ciani LIVE Quadraphonic(12", Album, Quad, Ltd, Num + Box, Ltd) Atmospheric, CyKiK LF-001 US 2018 Sell This Version
AVLTD010 Suzanne Ciani - Live Buchla At Machines In Music album art Suzanne Ciani Live Buchla At Machines In Music(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) Aventures Ltd. AVLTD010 US 2018 Sell This Version
FKR099LP Suzanne Ciani - Flowers Of Evil  album art Suzanne Ciani Flowers Of Evil (LP, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR099LP UK 2019 Sell This Version
FKR106LP Suzanne Ciani - Music For Denali album art Suzanne Ciani Music For Denali(LP, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR106LP Europe 2020 Sell This Version