Suzanne Ciani

Profil:
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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Albums

Suzanne Ciani - Voices Of Packaged Souls illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Voices Of Packaged Souls (Album) Liquid Sound Records Belgium 1970 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Seven Waves illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Seven Waves (Album) Finnadar Records Japan 1982 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - The Velocity Of Love illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani The Velocity Of Love (Album) RCA Red Seal US 1986 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Neverland illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Neverland (Album) Private Music Europe 1988 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - History Of My Heart illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani History Of My Heart (Album) Private Music US 1989 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo (Album) Private Music Canada 1990 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Hotel Luna illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Hotel Luna (Album) Private Music US 1991 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Dream Suite illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Dream Suite (Album) Seventh Wave (2) Spain 1994 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo II illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo II (Album) Seventh Wave (2) Italy 1996 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Live! illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Live! (Album) Seventh Wave (2) US 1997 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Turning illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Turning (Album) Seventh Wave (2) Taiwan 1999 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Pianissimo III illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Pianissimo III (Album) Seventh Wave (2) US 2001 Vendre cette version
SWP 7008-2 Suzanne Ciani - Meditations For Dreams, Relaxation And Sleep illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Meditations For Dreams, Relaxation And Sleep(CD, Album) Seventh Wave (2) SWP 7008-2 US 2002 Vendre cette version
none Suzanne Ciani - Pure Romance illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Pure Romance(CD, Album) Seventh Wave (2) none US 2003 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Silver Ship illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Silver Ship (Album) Seventh Wave (2) Spain 2005 Vendre cette version
FKRMC001 Suzanne Ciani - Logo Presentation Reels 1985 illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Logo Presentation Reels 1985(2xCass, Ltd, Num) Finders Keepers Records FKRMC001 UK 2012 Vendre cette version
DiM009 Suzanne Ciani - Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani / Clone (11) Suzanne Ciani / Clone (11) - Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred(LP) Disposable Music DiM009 UK 2014 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy illustration d'album Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani - Sunergy (Album) Rvng Intl. US 2016 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Buchla Concerts 1975 illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Buchla Concerts 1975 (Album) Finders Keepers Records UK 2016 Vendre cette version
FKR094LP Suzanne Ciani - "Help, Help, The Globolinks!" illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani "Help, Help, The Globolinks!"(LP, Album) Finders Keepers Records FKR094LP France 2017 Vendre cette version
LF-001 Suzanne Ciani - LIVE Quadraphonic illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani LIVE Quadraphonic(12", Album, Quad, Ltd, Num + Box) Atmospheric, CyKiK LF-001 US 2018 Vendre cette version
AVLTD010 Suzanne Ciani - Live Buchla at Machines in Music illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Live Buchla at Machines in Music(LP, Ltd) Aventures Ltd. AVLTD010 US 2018 Vendre cette version
Suzanne Ciani - Flowers Of Evil  illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani Flowers Of Evil (Album) Finders Keepers Records UK 2019 Vendre cette version

Singles & EPs

Soundpage #47 Suzanne Ciani - Keyboard Magazine illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani, Marian McPartland, Terry Riley Suzanne Ciani, Marian McPartland, Terry Riley - Keyboard Magazine(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Keyboard Magazine Soundpage #47 US 1988 Vendre cette version
Soundpage #7 Suzanne Ciani - Keyboard Magazine illustration d'album Suzanne Ciani, John Bowen Suzanne Ciani, John Bowen - Keyboard Magazine(Flexi, 7") Keyboard Magazine Soundpage #7 US 1988 Vendre cette version