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Suzanne Ciani

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Suzanne Ciani was among the 1st and finest female artists to produce a name for herself in the wonderful world of digital music. Ciani gained a master’s level in composition in the School of California at Berkeley, where she examined with digital pioneers Potential Mathews, John Chowning, and Don Buchla. In 1975 she transferred to NY, where she became mixed up in Soho art picture, and also caused minimalist Philip Cup. She begun to strike the big style using the establishment of Ciani Musica, Inc., among the most important commercial production businesses in the united states. Ciani later extended into film credit scoring and gained identification for her focus on Lily Tomlin’s present The Amazing Shrinking Woman along with the award-winning feature documentary Mom Teresa. Ciani’s profession as a documenting artist, however, had taken a far more indirect path. Her 1982 Japanese discharge Seven Waves became an underground strike, prompting its American discharge by Personal Music in 1984. After that Velocity of Like arrived, which, using its interesting synthesizer work well balanced by solid melodies and pop sensibilities, helped define modern instrumental music as well as the burgeoning genre of modern. Ciani recorded progressively for Private with the 1980s and in to the following 10 years, issuing the Grammy-winning Resort Luna (1986), Neverland (1988), Background of My Center (1989), as well as the single piano Pianissimo (1990). In 1994 Ciani set up the Seventh Influx imprint, and released the orchestral record Dream Suite. 2 yrs afterwards Pianissimo II made an appearance, accompanied by a live record in 1997. The name an eye on the 1999 record Turning highlighted vocals from Chyi-yu. Ciani had taken a break following the third installment in her Pianissimo single piano series, released in 2001. But she came back four years afterwards using the ambitious studio room effort Silver Dispatch, named Best MODERN Album on the 5th annual Separate Music Honours. In 2008, she collaborated with videographer Robert Grimstone for the Dvd movie Galapagos: A Musical Odyssey as well as the video collection Natura Poetica, which provided her best-known music established to film by way of a band of cinematographers, including David Fortney and Ken Jenkins. In 2011, Finders Keepers Information released Lixiviation 1969-1985, a assortment of previously unreleased archival materials. It marked the start of an ambitious launch routine that revisited her musical background. The following yr saw the discharge of Logo Demonstration Reel 1985 — a cassette profile of electronic advertising campaign music for businesses which range from Atari to Pepsi — as well as the double-set reissue of Voices of Packed Souls (originally released within an release of 50 copies for any Brussels memorial exhibition between Ciani and visible designer Harold Paris) combined with Seven Waves. In 2013, the limited arranged Neotantrik presented improvised recordings manufactured in free galleries and cinemas in LA and Belgium and positioned Ciani together with Andy Votel and Sean Canty from Demdike Stare. In 2016, the archival Buchla Concerts 1975 made an appearance, and was accompanied by a brand-new providing entitled Sunergy from RVNG in its FRKWYS series, taking a live, in-studio cooperation between Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.

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Full Name Suzanne Ciani
Profession Composer, Pianist
Education Wellesley College, University of California, Berkeley
Nationality Italian, American
Awards Independent Music Award for Best Album - New Age
Music Songs The Velocity Of Love, Meeting Mozart, Hotel Luna, Sargasso Sea, Time Stops, The Eighth Wave, Go Gently, Silver Ship, Andalusian Dream, History of My Heart, When Love Dies, Full Moon Sonata, For Lise, Sailing Away, Paris 1971, The Fifth Wave: Water Lullaby, Buchla Concert 1975, Waltz for Julia, 'Til Time and Times Are Done, Simple Song, Yang Ming Shen, Megan's Dream, The Enchantress, Sogno Agitato, Lay Down Beside Me, Malibuzios, Midnight Rendezvous, Terra Mesa, Birth of Venus, Mother's Song, Snow Crystals, Dentecane
Albums Seven Waves, Pianissimo II, Buchla Concerts 1975, FRKWYS, Vol. 13: Sunergy, Dream Suite, Pianissimo III, Pianissimo, Lixiviation, The Velocity of Love, Suzanne Ciani and the Wave Live!, Silver Ship, Turning, Meditations for Dreams, Relaxation, and Sleep, Some Music Is Private Music, Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals)/Octabred, Pure Romance
Movies The Incredible Shrinking Woman, A Life in Waves, Late Bloomers, Mother Teresa, Galapagos: A Musical Odyssey, Suzanne Ciani: Natura Poetica, Suzanne Ciani and the Wave: Live


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Bloomers 1996
Earth Scapes 1994 Video short documentary
One Life to Live 1991-1992 TV Series 2 episodes
Mother Teresa 1986 Documentary
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981
Thirsty Workers 1981 TV Series
Snakes 1974

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super 8 2011 writer: "Have a Coke and a Smile"
Moog 2004 Documentary performer: "Paris" / writer: "Paris"
Late Bloomers 1996 performer: "Riding Heaven's Wave", "Velocity Of Love", "Sogno Agilato" / writer: "Riding Heaven's Wave", "Velocity Of Love", "Sogno Agilato"
The Incredible Shrinking Woman 1981 music: "Galaxy Glue", "¡Ay Yay Yay, Ayúdame!" uncredited

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Life to Live 1992 TV Series composer - 1 episode
The Stepford Wives 1975 musician: electronic music

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rainbow's Children 1975 Short sound

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Asparagus 1979 Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Life in Waves 2016 Documentary completed Herself
Peligrosamente juntas 1992 TV Series Herself
VH1 New Visions 1986 TV Series Herself - Guest Host (1988)
3-2-1 Contact 1980 TV Series Herself

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