Suzanne Ciani

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About Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani is an American composer and sound designer whose work since the 1970s has been influential on the development of electronic music. Affectionately known as "The Diva of the Diode," Ciani was among the first women to establish a pioneering reputation in electronic music, thank to her mastery of the Buchla synthesizers, famous for their alien-sounding tones and sonic washes. In addition to her own recordings, her work has been used voluminously in television, commercials, films, and early video games. In her five-decade-plus career, Ciani's recording catalog ranges from sound library work, soundtracks, and new age and ambient recordings to experimental, industrial, and beat-driven dates. She has performed at festivals and conferences, and on TV and radio, and has influenced generations of musicians including Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, with whom she collaborated on 2016's Frkwys, Vol. 13: Sunergy, and Jonathan Fitoussi, her collaborator on 2023's Golden Apples of the Sun.

Indianapolis, IN, United States
June 4, 1946
New Age

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