Suzanne in the New York Times
CLICK HERE to read an intersting article that was published on November 23 in the New York Times called, "Rediscovering the Electronic Music Godmothers."
Suzanne Interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio
CLICK HERE to hear and even download her interview on a radio show called, "Surrounded by Sound."
Suzanne's Very First Album Reissued
From PlayGround News
The first title, released in collaboration with Finders Keepers, is the very rare first album by electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, “Voices Of Packaged Souls”. Ciani is an Italian-American pianist, keyboardist and composer who started experimenting with modular synthesisers in the seventies. One of her sound sculptures, made alongside Harold Paris, was presented in a Brussels art gallery in 1970. For the installation, Ciani recorded “Voices Of Packaged Souls” as a sound accessory, of which only 50 LP copies were pressed at the time, which made it a highly collectible and almost impossible-to-find record. The album will be out on 21st May on vinyl only, in a limited edition of 1000 screen-printed copies.
There was no indication when it will be available on CD and digital download.
A list of tracks can be found HERE!
Images of the album and sample tracks can be found HERE!
CLICK HERE to hear Suzanne's interview on Outsight Radio Hours
Suzanne Ciani speaks on Outsight Radio Hours about her earliest recordings releases on Lixivations as well as links to download her interview.
Suzanne appeared in the Los Angeles Times! CLICK HERE to read more about it.
Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic provides a musical factoid within his interview with Suzanne. It is a blast!
CLICK HERE to hear Suzanne's interview on NPR's All Things Considered - Weekend Edition
Suzanne Ciani was interviewed on Weekend All Things Considered by Jacki Lyden about Lixiviation, her new archival release on Finders Keepers Records. It is available as a podcast on NPR's site.
Suzanne appears in an article from
The Washington Post!
Unreleased Suzanne Ciani Tracks Set For New Complilation
As reported by Radio Rage on January 9, 2012
Lixiviation, a retrospective of unreleased material from electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani, will be released on February 28 on B-Music/ Finders Keepers Records.
Lixiviation is a compilation of unearthed gems from one of electronic music's earliest innovators. Spanning nearly two decades from 1968-1985 the 16-track album celebrates Ciani's formative years as a musician as it showcases her early synth compositions alongside her cutting edge commercial work for such companies as Atari, PBS, Ballys and Coca-cola. Lixiviation comes as the result of a new creative archive based relationship between B-Music/Finders Keepers Records and Suzanne Ciani.
Ciani's detailed and academic approach to music and electronics coupled with an impeccable sense of timing and melody (and a good sense of humor) shines throughout this new collection of previously unreleased recordings. Lixiviation compiles and re-contextualizes both secret music and commercial experiments of Ciani made for microcosmic time slots and never previously documented on vinyl or CD.
The album oscillates between Ciani's early experimental electronic compositions and a variety of commercial works. There's her famous "Pop & Pour" for Coca-Cola, scores for ITT and Almay commercials, and the Atari video games logo and corporate tag. There's also the Kraftwerk-esque TV spot for Atari's "Liberator." Interspersed through the compilation is a variety of ultra rare synth experiments, ranging from the otherworldly hums and arpeggiated synth lines of title track "Lixiviation" to the bubbling dreamscape of "Princess with Orange Feet" and the nine-minute ambient finale of "Second Breath."
Track listing of this album can be found here.
Additional information can be found HERE too!
Hear sample tracks HERE!
Review from Record Collection
CLICK HERE to read the latest review by Pitchfork
Another review from Bowlegs
Buy your copy from Amazon and read the review
Hi-Def Release of Silver Ship NOW AVAILABLE!
Silver Ship came out in 2005 and won the Indie Award for Best New Age Album that year. I had lovingly recorded the music at the highest possible digital rate: 192khz 24 bit. (CDs are released normally at 44.1khz 16 bit, so this is a much higher resolution). But until now, there was no way to release these higher quality recordings.
Now, Blue Coast Records, headed by my friend Cookie Marenco, is offering high quality digital masters to the handful of connoisseurs who appreciate them! So, please check it out at: http://suzanneciani.downloadsnow.net/silver-ship
October 20, 2011
I Muestra Internacional de Piano
Teatro Casa de la Cultura,
Pza. Del Trigo, 9, Aranda de Duero
"In October, I headed to Burgos, Spain, for another festival of pianists, but with special guest Will Ackerman on guitar. Please CLICK on the poster on the right for more details." - Suzanne
Friday, September 9 and 11, 2011
Solo Piano Concerts with
Suzanne Ciani with Special Guest: Argentinian Pianist Julio Mazziotti
Friday, September 9, 8:00 PM
142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA
Ticket Information at:
Sunday, September 11, 4:00 PM
The Dance Palace, Point Reyes, CA
Additional Ticket Information coming soon at:
"Two of my local concerts will include guest Argentinian Pianist Julio Mazziotti, a very talented and charming composer/pianist whom I first met last year in Mallorca at the First International Meeting of World Pianists. He invited me to play in Mendoza, Argentina last February at the prestigious Teatro Independencia, a sold-out concert, and I am reciprocating, hoping to introduce him to my fans here." - Suzanne
Sunday, July 31, 2011
An intimate concert at the
Piedmont Piano Company
18th & San Pablo, (1728 San Pablo Ave.)
To reserve tickets by credit card
please call 510-547-8188 http://www.piedmontpiano.com/Webpages/SuzanneCiani.html
"Touring around the world, I sometimes forget to play in my own backyard! So, I am very excited about performing at Piedmont Piano on July 31st. I will be playing some of my more classically inspired pianistic pieces like Berceuse, after Chopin, and Meeting Mozart, but also some of my more popular compositions like Turning and the Velocity of Love. I look forward to seeing my friends from the East Bay and any who are willing to make the trek to this very special piano concert." - Suzanne
CLICK HERE to see Highlights of Suzanne's
2011 South America Tour
A New Album
Project in the Works
As reported by Suzanne Ciani
I want to report that my writing expedition to Venice, Italy, was a great success and I hope to have the new compositions that were inspired in that magical place ready for production by this spring. Right now the project is called “Postcards from Venice,” and the ideas came just rushing in to me the moment I settled in my beautiful palazzo right on a canal filled with passing gondolas.
Suzanne Ciani Upcoming Concerts
Dance Palace Piano Concert
Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 4:00 PM
The Dance Palace Community Center
503 B Street, Point Reyes Station, California
Tickets: $23 - Day of Show, $21 in advance
Seniors: $20 - Day of Show, $18 in advance
Contact Information: (415) 663-1075 - www.dancepalace.org
I have been going to concerts at the Dance Palace since I moved out here to Marin County 19 years ago and even heard George Winston there not too long ago. It is about time I gave a concert there myself (other than the volunteer concert I did for Bread & Roses recently) and so have taken a date for this coming January. It is not the center of the world, but a wonderful place to be!
“Semanas Musicales 2011” de Frutillar, Chile
(As guest pianist/composer of flautist, Viviana Guzman)
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Additional Information: www.semanasmusicales.cl/artistas.html
I met flautist Viviana Guzman when we played with the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra and was amazed at her talent. Since then we have begun recording a new album together and I have written some pieces especially for her. I am thrilled to be sharing the stage with her at this important international music event, the 43rd annual “Semanaas Musicales” in Chile.
In early February, I will be playing in Argentina with a pianist whom I met at my concert in Mallorca at the Centre Cap Vermell where I played on October 12th and 16th for the “Encuentro Internacional de Piahistas del Mundo.” Julio Mazziotti was one of the 5 pianists and he is helping me to realize my dream of playing in Argentina.
Suzanne Ciani’s Galapagos: A Musical Odyssey
To Make Television Debut on KCSM TV
KCSM TV, a public supported television station located in the San Francisco Bay Area, will broadcast Suzanne Ciani's latest music video project on
Wednesday (Christmas Eve), December 24 at 8:00 PM PST.
This one-hour presentation
will be aired into the heart of the fifth largest television market in the United States with the potential of reaching an audience of more than 6 million people. This program will give viewers an opportunity to purchase Suzanne Ciani's new DVD, Galapagos: A Musical Odyssey. Please encourage your family, friends, and fans to watch this television special on December 24th.
Suzanne's NEW Music DVD
"Galapagos: A Musical Odyssey" is now Available!
"Never before has the magic, richness and vitality of nature's most important evolutionary laboratory been captured so brilliantly with film and music. This engaging film will leave you forever changed."
Shot in HD, the exotic wildlife is all here, from dancing Boobies to sleek-swimming sharks, all in perfect harmony with Ciani's brilliant music. Bring your home theatre to life with images filmed in high definition and music in 5.1 surround sound.
-Donald Johanson, Discoverer of Lucy and Founding Director of the Institute of Human Origins.
“I was fortunate to be invited to visit the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s last remaining pristine paradises and had the further good fortune to meet naturalist guide Robert Grimstone. This DVD is the result of our collaboration to bring you a marriage of image and sound: exquisite HD images created by a cinematographer with a deep understanding of the wildlife he is filming, and my music, which has always been inspired by nature.”
- Suzanne Ciani
• Includes a bonus slideshow “An Historic Perspective” narrated by Naturalist Robert Grimstone.
• Eleven musical scores by 5-time Grammy nominee Suzanne Ciani.
• Optional animal subtitles
• Edutainment for children and adults!
Main Program: 50 Minutes
CLICK HERE to visit Suzanne’s Online Store to order your copy today!
CLICK HERE to Download Galapagos DVD Press Release
"Natura Poetica" DVD
comes to Seventh Wave
A little over a decade ago, Image Entertainment and Odyssey Productions released a video collection of magnificent nature films synchronized to Suzanne's music. And now, Seventh Wave has remastered this timeless collection to meet today’s quality standards. Featuring films by some of today's top new age cinematographers, including David Fortney (Earthdance, Earthscape, Light Dance) and Ken Jenkins (Illumination, Inner Peace), and French director Sylvie Jacquemin.
Natura Poetica brings to life some of Suzanne's best-loved songs, including The Velocity of Love, Neverland, Riding Heaven's Wave, and many more.
CLICK HERE to purchase your copy today!
You NOW can pay with
When you purchase any Ciani CD or DVD from Suzanne’s Online Store, you can pay for your order with PayPal. Just select PayPal when you place your order.
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Suzanne Releases NEW Songbook
BEST of Suzanne Ciani
published by Hal Leonard Corporation
The Seventh Wave Online Shoppe welcomes Suzanne's forth sheet music book featuring newsongs from SILVER SHIP and PIANISSIMO III and favorites from Pianissimo II, III, and Meditations for Dreams Relaxation and Sleep.
List of Songs:
Full Moon Sonata
The Velocity of Love
It's available from Suzanne's online shoppe for only $17.95 plus shipping.
Suzanne Ciani and Special Guests Join Mr. Bonzai at the
Audio Engineering Society Convention
Saturday, October 6th, 2007
New York City
New York, NY (September 26, 2007) -- Electronic music pioneer, New Age icon and classical composer Suzanne Ciani will be joining author Mr. Bonzai to sign copies of his book, Faces of Music: 25 Years of Lunching with Legends, at the upcoming 123rd Audio Engineering Society convention.
Ciani will join Mr. Bonzai at the Cengage (formerly Thomson) Course Technology booth (#1044) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 6. She is one of 160 artists, producers, and engineers profiled in photos and interviews in the hardcover edition of the book, which will be on sale at a discount price of $20.
Faces of Music features over 400 photographs, many never-before published, and 160 interviews with popular music artists, songwriters, producers, and recording engineers including Jimmy Buffet, Ed Cherney, Leonard Cohen, Devo, Geoff Emerick, Peter Gabriel, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Kramer, k.d. lang, David Lynch, George Massenburg, George Martin, Robert Moog, Willie Nelson, Phil Ramone, Carlos Santana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Al Schmitt, Bruce Swedien, Don Was, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder and Frank Zappa. To learn more about the Audio Engineering Society convention, visit: http://www.aes.org/
UPDATE: During the convention, GearWire posted an interview with Suzanne Ciani.
CLICK HERE to watch the QuickTime video.
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Ciani and The Wave
July 2007 Spain Tour
6, 2007 in Lorca - 11:00 PM
CASTILLO DE LORCA “Noches del Castillo”
CARRETERA LA PARROQUIA, S/N
details: an old castle in Lorca, a town in the region
of Murcia, SW Spain. Capacity 2500. This concert is
part of a 2-week Music Festival Series in Lorca which
will feature performers from the Rolling
to Joe Cocker to Suzanne Ciani and the Wave!
8, 2007 in Valencia - 9:00 PM
JARDINES DEL REAL - JARDINES DE VIVEROS
SAN PÍO V, S/N 46010 VALENCIA
details: this is an open air space within the garden
area with capacity for 3,000 seated. This show is part
of the events held in Valencia for the America’s
Cup. Suzanne Ciani and The Wave return to Spain. Select
the picture above to view a promotional poster.
You can also visit the Spanish website of her concert
Podcast Interview with Suzanne Ciani from GentleSounds.com
Suzanne participated in a unique 80-minute interview with host, Phil
Paranicas (Casale & Paras) of GentleSounds.com. Suzanne shares her
journey from the days as an electronic music pioneer to her more recent
jazz, solo piano, orchestral and live productions. The Podcast interview
is available from http://www.gentlesounds.com/suzanne_ciani_interview.htm.
An uninterrupted version of the interview is available on Compact Disc
Vintage CIANI movies coming to YouTube
Very soon, another website that would contain more historical footage
of Suzanne early career will be posted on YouTube.
Use your favorite web browser to bookmark this site. http://www.youtube.com/suzanneciani.
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Ciani to perform
in South Korea
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
LG Arts Theatre
has been invited to play in Seoul, South Korea.
“I am really excited to be performing in South Korea. I have wanted to
go there for years, but until this opportunity came up, it was just a distant
dream.” - Suzanne Ciani
Ciani will be touring with artists David Lanz and the duo
Tingstad and Rumble, who will play on separate nights. The
tour will include television appearances on popular Korean
shows. Ciani will be playing solo piano and supporting the
release of her new Silver
Ship album there. To learn more about the LG
Arts Theatre, you may visit their web site at www.lgart.com.
Ciani Wins Napster Award:
MOST PLAYED SELP-PUBLISHED
ARTIST, United Kingdom
"I was really surprised
to get this award since my royalties from the UK don’t
reflect my apparent popularity there. I guess I will have
to plan some live concerts to meet the
fans. As an indie artist, I am both happy and disappointed:
happy to be thus honored and disappointed that this popularity
does not translate into real income in this case. I hope
digital downloading systems will adjust to properly compensate
artists." - Suzanne Ciani
Press Release from Napster:
NAPSTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF WORLD’S FIRST DIGITAL
“2006 Napster Awards” Honor Artists and Songs
Played Most by Subscribers
In contrast to other music industry awards, the Napster Awards
are determined by the actual listening behavior of music
fans who subscribe to Napster’s industry-leading subscription
service and play over one billion songs each year. Presented
to the artists and songs that enjoyed the highest number
of plays in the service between December 1, 2005 and November
30, 2006, the Napster Awards illustrate that there is a significant
difference between the music that sells the most and the
music that’s played the most when fans are in an unlimited
access music subscription environment.
Napster subscribers have on-demand, unlimited access to over
3 million full-length songs for one monthly fee without paying
a dollar a track, so their listening activities are a measure
of the songs and artists they actively chose to play most
over the past year. Napster calculated the total number of
plays of each song and artist in its vast catalog over the
past year in each of the five countries where it offers its
PC-based service to determine the recipients of the 2006
“The Napster Awards provide insight into how music
fans behave when they can listen to an enormous variety of
from restrictive radio playlists, limited retail shelf space
and 30-second clip, buck a track digital stores,” said
Chris Gorog, chairman and CEO of Napster. “We congratulate
all of the 2006 Napster Award winners, and look forward to
continuing to honor the music Napster subscribers enjoy playing
You can read the rest of the winners at:
Ciani Interview to Air on NPR Station WTSU / WRWA / WTJB,
heard in Alabama, Florida and Georgia on March 26th
In an hour-long interview with host Nick Thomas, Suzanne
talks about her career as a composer and recording artist.
The conversation moves chronologically from Ciani’s
earliest recording, Seven
Waves, an electronic recording
released in 1982 , to her years at Private Music and then
to her current period as an independent artist on her own
Seventh Wave label.
“Public Radio has been a
big supporter of my music and is the radio I love to listen
to most,” says Ciani.
The station will be offering Ciani’s newest release, Silver
Ship, as part of their current fundraiser
appearing in New Podcast Interview
Look out for an exciting new interview of Suzanne hosted by
Phil Paranicas of GentleSounds.com Internet Radio. Due to be released in Spring
2007, the one-on-one 75+ minute interview contains seven of Suzanne's wondrous
compositions. It will be available as a free three-part Podcast or can be purchased
as a full-length CD. Stay tuned to www.GentleSounds.com or www.sevwave.com for
details. Don't miss it!
SOON to Suzanne's Online
"The Best of Suzanne Ciani" Piano Book"
Seventh Wave Productions announces the up-coming
release of a new book of piano compositions by Suzanne
new edition, entitled “The Best of Suzanne Ciani,” will
be Ciani’s 4th publication with the well-known
music publisher Hal Leonard, the world leader in the
industry, and will include not
only Ciani classics, but several yet unpublished compositions
from her recordings Silver
Ship and Pianissimo
Suzanne's second piano book, Dream
Songs, is availabe in
Adobe PDF format at the Seventh Wave Online Store. This
format allows you to conveniently print your favorite Suzanne
HERE to purchase your copy today.
2007 Convention is Backdrop for Historic Luncheon
While attending the recent Macworld Convention in San Francisco, Suzanne Ciani
had the pleasure of sharing a 3-hour lunch with technocrats Steve Wozniak, mastermind
original Apple computer, and Don Buchla, inventor of the Buchla Electronic Music
I found out these two had never met, and both have played such important roles
in the music technology that I use, I felt that the opportunity to bring us all
together was very special. A day to remember!" - Suzanne Ciani
Prior to the meeting, our webmaster stirred Wozniak's curiosity about Buchla's
musical innovations by pointing him to a URL on Suzanne's website. There he saw
rare video footage of Suzanne demonstrating the Buchla Synthesizer as a guest
on a Public Television program 27 years ago.
It can be found at: http://web.mac.com/klugpro/iWeb/Vintage%20Ciani/3-2-1%20Contact.html
You can visit Don Buchla's website at www.buchla.com along with Steve Wozniak's
website at www.woz.org
MEMENTOS Resource Library Expanded
For your viewing pleasure, our webmaster is happy to announce an expansion of
vintage movies and images of Suzanne's early years of electronic music. These
include interviews, special appearances, and commercials produced by CIANI -
When it first appeared on the Internet, Apple, Inc. had to close the
due to a huge increase of data transfer from the sites. In English, that means
too many visitors were viewing Suzanne's movies.
"Apple couldn't give us an explanation why there was a sudden surge of Data
Rate. They were only interested in having us pay more for additional data space." -
CLICK HERE to visit Vintage CIANI Videos
CLICK HERE to visit The Best of CIANI - MUSICA
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