Season 4 · Episode 3
Suzanne Ciani is an electronic music pioneer and recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. A pioneer in modular synthesis and credited with creating the iconic ‘Pop 'n Pour' sound for Coca Cola; she has released 15 solo albums, including "Seven Waves," and "The Velocity of Love.” With a career spanning over three decades and five Grammy nominations to her credit, she was Keyboard Magazine's "New Age Keyboardist of the Year," and received the Moog Innovation Award in 2017. A graduate of Wellesley College as well as holding a Masters in Music Composition from UC Berkeley, she has played concerts all over the globe, and has established herself as one of the most creatively successful female composers of our time. ‘A Life in Waves’, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work, debuted at SXSW in 2017. In her STRRR episode, Suzanne shares with us the lean and refined piano playing of Glenn Gould, a video featuring the avant-garde German photographer Ilse Bing, and a wonderful clip from Fritz Lang's expressionist sci-fi thriller Metropolis, among others.
Photo: Philip L, Interview: Rachel Aiello, Producer: Philip L, 1st Camera: Meghan Cullen, 2nd Camera: Justin Anastasi, Animation: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes