Suzanne Ciani

Also known as Ciani, S. Ciani, Susan Ciani, Suzanna Ciani, Suzanne E. Ciani
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.sevwave.com/, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzanne-Ciani-Diva-of-the-Diode/188151197650

Discography of Suzanne Ciani:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Piano Two 8 Audio 1987-10-00 Private Music
2 Natura Poetica 11 Audio 2001 Allegro (3)
3 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1986 RCA Red Seal
4 Pianissimo II 15 Audio 1996 Seventh Wave (2)
5 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1982 Finnadar Records
6 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1991 Private Music
7 Pianissimo II 15 Audio 1996 AMS (6)
8 Neverland 10 Audio 1988 Private Music
9 The Very Best Of 15 Audio 2002 Premium Records (2)
10 Neverland 10 Audio 1988 Private Music
11 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1986 RCA Red Seal
12 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1989
13 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1988 Private Music
14 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1988 Private Music
15 The Private Music Of Suzanne Ciani 14 Audio 1992 Private Music
16 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1986 RCA Red Seal
17 Pianissimo 14 Audio 1990 Private Music
18 History Of My Heart 11 Audio 1989 Private Music
19 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1989 Private Music
20 Neverland 10 Audio 1988 Private Music
21 History Of My Heart 11 Audio 1989 Private Music
22 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1991 Private Music
23 Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985 16 Audio 2012 Finders Keepers Records
24 Lixiviation Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985 16 Audio 2012-02-28 Finders Keepers Records
25 Neverland 10 Audio 1988 Private Music
26 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1989 Private Music
27 Turning 12 Audio 1999 Seventh Wave (2)
28 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1995 Seventh Wave (2)
29 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1995 Seventh Wave (2)
30 Neverland 10 Audio 1988 Private Music
31 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1986 RCA Red Seal
32 Lixiviation (Ciani / Musica Inc. 1969-1985) 16 Audio 2012-02-28 B-Music
33 Silver Ship 10 Audio 2005 Neuronium Records
34 Pianissimo 14 Audio 1990 Private Music
35 Lixiviation - Ciani / Mucia Inc.: 1969-1985 16 Audio 2012 B-Music
36 The Velocity Of Love 5 Audio 1986 RCA Red Seal
37 Neverland 10 Audio 1988 Private Music
38 Seven Waves | Voices Of Packaged Souls 24 Audio 2012
39 Hotel Luna 10 Audio 1991 Private Music
40 The Private Music Of Suzanne Ciani 14 Audio 1992 Private Music
41 History Of My Heart 10 Audio 1990 Private Music
42 Logo Presentation Reel 1985 (Instrumentals) / Octabred 26 Audio 2014-03-00 Disposable Music
43 Seven Waves 7 Audio
44 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1988 Private Music
45 Seven Waves 7 Audio 1988 Private Music
46 Hotel Luna 10 Audio 1991 BMG (Korea)
47 Neotantrik 5 Audio 2014-05-00
48 Liberator 4 Audio 2014 Finders Keepers Records


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. Suzanne was immediately entranced by the melodies of Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart. 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.

For Suzanne, this was the essence and importance of the synthesizer - it could do things no other instrument in history could do! It could work sub and super sonically; it could hold a note for days; it could play with perfect pitch in a perfect sine wave. Using dials, knobs and patch cords, Suzanne engaged in an elegant dance with her synthesizer to produce her ground- breaking electronic albums, while always remaining true to her classically inspired sense of melody.

Suzanne believe that the synth 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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