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Suzanne Ciani

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Suzanne Ciani - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris - Make Me Famous - The Old Man

Arena

Suzanne Ciani has been a pioneer of electronic music since the early 1970s - Mrs Harris Goes to Paris stars Lesley Manville as a cleaning lady who dreams of owning a Dior dress - Documentary Make Me Famous explores the 80s NYC art scene - Starring Jeff Bridges, The Old Man tells the story of a former CIA operative, whose past catches up with him.

52mins

27 Sep 2022

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SoundGirls Living History Project: Suzanne Ciani - Interviewed by Jazmín Giolito

SoundGirls Podcast

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist who has released over 20 solo albums including "Seven Waves," and "The Velocity of Love," along with a landmark quad LP “LIVE Quadraphonic,” which restarted her Buchla modular performances. Her work has been featured in films, games, and countless commercials as well. She was inducted into the first class of Keyboard Magazine's Hall of Fame alongside other synth luminaries, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla, and Dave Smith, and received the Moog Innovation Award. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Independent Icon Award from A2IM. Suzanne has provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, created Coca-Cola’s pop-and-pour sound, designed logos for Fortune 500 companies, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work, debuted at SXSW in 2017 and is available to watch on all digital platforms. Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters's in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley. http://sevwave.com/ Jazmín Giolito is an audio professional specializing in video games and interactive experiences. Trained in Music Composition and Technologies Applied to Sound Art at the National University of Rosario (Argentina) Jazmín has been a composer for 8 years and has been completely devoted to the video game industry for 4 years. Co-founder of the Aruna Collective and Tiluchi Games studios, she has worked as a sound designer, composer, and VO director for studios in Argentina, Sweden, Lithuania, Israel, and Poland. Among her most recent projects is a collaboration with Plastic Studios. A firm believer in the importance of communities, Jazmín is the lead organizer of Women Game Jam Argentina, a member of the board of directors of Rosario GameDevs, and an active member of Women in Games Argentina. Thanks to her professional career and commitment to the community, she has received scholarships and honors from institutions such as Erasmus +, Different Games, Glitch (Power Leveling Program), Game Industry Conference, and FundAV. Executive Producers: Beckie Campbell & Susan Williams soundgirls.org Sponsored by QSC https://www.qsc.com

36mins

2 Aug 2022

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RSS056: Suzanne Ciani & Sylvia Massy

Record Store Society

After learning about a severe lack of women and underrepresented producers in mainstream charts, Natalie and Tara embark on an exploration to learn about and highlight those producers that might not be household names. In today's episode, Suzanne Ciani and Sylvia Massy are the first highlighted in the series. 

41mins

11 Jul 2022

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Episode 54 – Suzanne Ciani

Signal Path by Shure

Welcome to a refreshed Signal Path! Our new host is Zakia Sewell, an award-winning broadcaster and DJ who has appeared on the BBC, NTS, Tate and Boiler Room. Welcoming a new batch of sonic innovators, she will explore those defining moments that influenced how they think about sound.For our inaugural reboot episode, Zakia chats with modular synth legend Suzanne Ciani. Among the few women on the frontline of electronic music in the 1970s, she went on to become one of the most celebrated artists in her field for her ethereal and future-facing compositions. Over the course of her career, Ciani has earned five Grammy nominations and infiltrated the mainstream through TV ads, Hollywood soundtracks, and pinball machines; paving the way for the new generation of electronic experimenters that followed.

26mins

4 Apr 2022

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Suzanne Ciani explains the composition of her sensory career

Tools & Craft Podcast

Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award-nominated musician, composer, sound designer, and record label executive whose work helped define the sound of electronic music in the 1970s and left a lasting impression on the genre as a whole. She has released over 20 solo albums including "Seven Waves," and "The Velocity of Love," and was inducted into the first class of Keyboard Magazine's Hall of Fame. She is best known for sound designing commercials like the famous Coke noise, appearing on the David Letterman show, and for her explorations in quadraphonic sound.

1hr 1min

17 Feb 2022

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Musical collage with Mad Professor, Suzanne Ciani, Matthew E. White and Georgia Anne Muldrow

Music Life

Mad Professor, Suzanne Ciani, Matthew E. White and Georgia Anne Muldrow discuss how listening to music lets you travel through time, packaging their work into album form, and which part of the music-making process they enjoy the most.Matthew E. White is a singer, songwriter, producer, and arranger from Richmond, Virginia. He blends folk, gospel, AOR, rock, disco, and psychedelic sounds. He’s also worked with the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Bedouine, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, and Slow Club.Suzanne Ciani is a Grammy-nominated composer, musician, and sound designer. In the 1970s, she invented the world famous ‘pop and pour’ sound effect for Coca Cola. In 1980, she was the first woman hired to score a major Hollywood feature when she composed the music for The Incredible Shrinking Woman. She’s also a recipient of the Moog Innovation Award for her work with synthesizers, and is a former host of this very show.Georgia Anne Muldrow is an influential part of Los Angeles’ hip-hop, jazz, and soul scenes. She’s released more than 20 albums, and has appeared on tracks with Erykah Badu, Blood Orange, and Robert Glasper. Mos Def is a fan, saying “she’s something else… like Roberta Flack, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald”.Mad Professor is a legendary dub reggae producer and engineer. Born in Guyana, he was nicknamed Mad Professor due to his fascination with electronics, and when he moved to London he collected mixing and recording equipment to make his first studio in his living room. Since then he’s released hundreds of recordings and worked with artists including Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly & Robbie, Grace Jones, Massive Attack, and Sade, before setting up the largest Black-owned studio complex in the UK.

29mins

21 Jan 2022

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The Quarantine Tapes 228: Suzanne Ciani

The Quarantine Tapes

On episode 228 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by Suzanne Ciani. Suzanne is an incredible pioneer in electronic music. She speaks with Paul about her long history with her instrument, the Buchla, and how her relationship with machines has developed over the course of her career.Suzanne talks to Paul about her relationship with Don Buchla, the inventor of the Buchla synthesizer. She recounts how she came up in music and advertising, telling stories from creating her iconic Coca-Cola pop-and-pour sound and giving Philip Glass Buchla lessons. They discuss Morton Subotnick, the advantages of analog over digital, and the excitement Suzanne draws from the new generation of electronic musicians on a unique and fascinating episode.Suzanne Ciani and Morton Subotnick: https://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2016/06/encounters-suzanne-ciani-morton-subotnickCoca-Cola pop-and-pour sound:  https://youtu.be/_5OXU-dAB2MSuzanne is a five-time Grammy award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist who has released over 20 solo albums including "Seven Waves," and "The Velocity of Love," along with a landmark quad LP “LIVE Quadraphonic,” which restarted her Buchla modular performances. Her work has been featured in films, games, and countless commercials as well.She was inducted into the first class of Keyboard Magazine's Hall of Fame alongside other synth luminaries, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla and Dave Smith and received the Moog Innovation Award. Most recently, she is the recipient of the Independent Icon Award from A2IM.Suzanne has provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, created Coca-Cola’s pop-and-pour sound, designed logos for Fortune 500 companies, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work, debuted at SXSW in 2017 and is available to watch on all digital platforms.Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley.You can find Suzanne Ciani’s website at https://www.sevwave.com. Paul Holdengräber is an interviewer and curator of public curiosity. He is the Founder and Director of Onassis LA (OLA), a center for dialogue. Previously he was the Founder and Director of LIVE from the NYPL, a cultural series at the New York Public Library, where he hosted over 600 events, holding conversations with everyone from Patti Smith to Zadie Smith, Ricky Jay to Jay-Z, Errol Morris to Jan Morris, Wes Anderson to Helen Mirren, Christopher Hitchens to Mike Tyson. He is the host of "A Phone Call From Paul," a podcast for The Literary Hub.Music: Morning Spring by Suzanne Ciani.Credits:Paul Holdengraber - Co-Creator, Host, OLA DirectorAnthony Audi - Co-Creator, Researcher, OLA DirectorAlejandro Cohen - Co-Creator, Producer, ComposerChristian Pitt - Production Coordinator Erin Cooney - Copy, ProductionDublab Team

40mins

12 Jan 2022

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Les vagues électroniques de Suzanne Ciani

La chronique d'Aliette de Laleu

durée : 00:07:10 - Les vagues électroniques de Suzanne Ciani - En 1982, Suzanne Ciani sort un album inclassable : Seven waves, où se mêlent son amour pour le bruit des vagues et sa passion pour le Buchla 200, un synthétiseur moduleur qu'elle maîtrise comme peu d'artistes alors.

7mins

28 Sep 2021

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Suzanne Ciani - Exploring the Creative Process - [Invest Like the Best, EP. 239]

Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy

The intro music you just heard is from my guest today, Suzanne Ciani, an early pioneer of electronic music dating back to the 1970s. As a 5-time Grammy-nominated composer, Suzanne’s music can be heard on her solo albums as well as films, games, and countless commercials. Many have argued her Coca-Cola “pop and pour” changed the sound of advertising forever.  During our conversation, we discuss what it means to be an artist, how to evolve away from the need for approval and validation, and the importance of mentors during the creative process. While many of our guests strive to be lifelong learners - Suzanne seems to take this a step further as a lifelong learner and a lifelong creator. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Suzanne Ciani. For the full show notes, transcript, and links to the best content to learn more, check out the episode page here. ------ This episode is brought to you by Tegus. Tegus has built the most extensive primary information platform available for investors. With Tegus, you can learn everything you’d want to know about a company in an on-demand digital platform. Investors share their expert calls, allowing others to instantly access more than 20,000 calls on Affirm, Teladoc, Roblox, or almost any company of interest. All you have to do is log in. Visit tegus.co/patrick to learn more. ------ This episode is brought to you by Eight Sleep. Eight Sleep's new Pod Pro Cover is the easiest and fastest way to sleep at your perfect temperature. Simply add the Pod Pro Cover to your current mattress and start sleeping as cool as 55°F or as hot as 110°F. To embrace the future of sleep and get $150 off your new mattress go to eightsleep.com/patrick or use code "Patrick". ------ Invest Like the Best is a property of Colossus, Inc. For more episodes of Invest Like the Best, visit joincolossus.com/episodes.  Stay up to date on all our podcasts by signing up to Colossus Weekly, our quick dive every Sunday highlighting the top business and investing concepts from our podcasts and the best of what we read that week. Sign up here. Follow us on Twitter: @patrick_oshag | @JoinColossus Show Notes [00:03:53] - [First question] - One of her proudest moments early in her life [00:05:18] - What she’s learned about originality and its role in the creative process [00:07:24] - Advice for breaking out of a derivative impulse and finding your character [00:09:27] - Going from a classically trained pianist to exploring modular synthesis [00:13:47] - Performing on David Letterman [00:17:55] - What the Buchla is and the sounds it can make [00:23:03] - How much of playing a modular synth is improvisational versus pre-made [00:24:36] - Ways she would design a creative system for other creatives [00:27:38] - What her interface allows her to do and the mechanics of it [00:29:07] - Describing what the core sound elements are that she manipulates [00:32:30] - The role of women in music and how it’s evolved over time [00:35:06] - What stands out from her mentorship with Ilse Bing [00:38:16] - Later career creative freedom and what it unlocks for artists [00:39:25] - Her thoughts on the creative process writ large and its components [00:42:10] - Commercial sound design and working with Coca-Cola and Atari [00:44:46] - Observations from a creative life that other artists could benefit from [00:46:11] - Unifying factors across her best performances [00:47:53] - What the future might hold for technology and music [00:50:18] - Where to start when exploring her discography [00:51:17] - The kindest thing that anyone has ever done for her

56mins

17 Aug 2021

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IMH EP 376 Suzanne Ciani

In My House Techno Music Show, Inc.

An exclusive interview with electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani who shares her musical journey with the beginning of quadraphonic sound. She talks about her working relationship with Don Buchla, Motown and her Detroit Techno experience when she first heard and met founding member of the iconic electronic group Drexciya, Gerald Donald at an electronic music festival in Italy.  Plus, see clips of her performances with her Buchla electronic music instrument. Plus, from the archives, Spirit of 313 Mix by Jon "Do It" Easley. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to get all the latest "Music Alerts!!!" "Let the music Play...!!! In My House Techno Music Show continues to stay true to the mission... Get connected: www.inmyhouse65.com 

1hr 28mins

9 Aug 2021

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