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Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani
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Suzanne Ciani (born June 4, 1946) is an American pianist and music composer, who found early success with innovative electronic music. She received classical music training at Wellesley College and obtained her M.A. in music composition in 1970 at University of California, Berkeley, where she met and was influenced by the synthesizer designer Don Buchla. She studied computer generated music with John Chowning and Max Mathews at Stanford University's Artificial Intelligence Labs in the early 70s. She became known for generating sound effects on her synthesizers, and in 1981 she scored the Lily Tomlin movie The Incredible Shrinking Woman, distinguishing her as the first solo female composer of a major Hollywood film. Much of her recorded work has been in the New Age genre.
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http://www.sevwave.com
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani — FRKWYS Vol. 13 - Sunergy Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith & Suzanne Ciani — FRKWYS Vol. 13 - Sunergy
(RVNG Intl. FRKWYS-13, 2016, CD)
Suzanne Ciani — Turning Suzanne Ciani — Turning
(Seventh Wave SWP 7006-2, 1999, CD)
Suzanne Ciani — Neverland Suzanne Ciani — Neverland
(Private 2036-2-P, 1988, CD)
Suzanne Ciani — The Velocity of Love Suzanne Ciani — The Velocity of Love
(Seventh Wave SWP7003-2, 1986/1995, CD)
Suzanne Ciani — Lixiviation (Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985) Suzanne Ciani — Lixiviation (Ciani/Musica Inc. 1969-1985)
(B-Music BMS040, 1985/2011, CD)
Suzanne Ciani — Seven Waves Suzanne Ciani — Seven Waves
(Private 2046-2-P, 1982/1989, CD)

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