Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+-year career, she’s released 15 solo albums, including Seven Waves, The Velocity of Love, and most recently the live electronic album retrospectivem Buchla Concerts 1975. She’s been recognized as Keyboard Magazine’s New Age Keyboardist of the Year, provided the voice and sounds for Bally’s groundbreaking Xenon pinball machine, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Music composition from the University of California at Berkeley. A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work by filmmakers Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason, debuted at SXSW in March.
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