A composer for film & TV, sound designer & electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani has pushed the boundaries in her field for years. In the eighties and nineties Suzanne was the leader in sound design and TV scoring creating countless award-winning spots for brands such as Coca-Cola, Merrill Lynch & AT&T. She tours globally and also runs her own record label. There's very little that Suzanne has not achieved in her incredible career.
For this feature, Suzanne shares an in-depth walkthrough on how she uses the Buchla 200e to create her influential sound.
Suzanne has composed and paved the way for some of the most iconic sounds for adverts. One to highlight is her Coca-Cola 'pop & pour' made back in the 1970s. Suzanne demonstrated this in a matter of minutes in front of music director, Billy Davis, using her Buchla 200 synthesiser. It was this sound that allowed her to go on and fund a range projects that she had been wanting to work on and which subsequently led her to start her own record label, Seventh Wave.
Electronic music isn't the only genre that Suzanne performs and composes. Her background lies within classical music, the piano being the instrument that she began learning at an early age. She studied at the University of California at Berkeley gaining a Masters in Music Composition and it was here where she was introduced to Don Buchla, the inventor of the Buchla synthesiser.
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