New Documentary About Suzanne Ciani: A Life in Waves

Editor Bradford Thomason let us know about a new documentary that he’s working on about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.

Suzanne Ciani: A Life in Waves is an upcoming feature-length documentary film that explores Ciani’s life and work.

If you watched television, went to the movies or listened to the radio in the 80s and 90s, you’ve heard Suzanne Ciani’s work, whether you knew it or not.

Ciani is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and recording artist, whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films.

With her instrument of choice, the Buchla modular synthesizer, Suzanne helped pioneer synthesis in the advertising industry. She’s also released 15 solo albums, including “Seven Waves,” “The Velocity of Love,” “Turning,” the Grammy Award nominated “Neverland,” and most recently, the electronic retrospective, “Lixiviation.”

Here’s what co-creators Brett Whitcomb & Bradford Thomason have to say about the documentary:

Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason have previously collaborated on three feature-length documentaries, The Rock-afire Explosion, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and County Fair, Texas.

Backers can get a signed copy of the film on DVD, the soundtrack and more for US $40. See the project Kickstarter site for details.


11 thoughts on “New Documentary About Suzanne Ciani: A Life in Waves

  1. She says, “A lot of people looked at the machines as a very macho kind of thing. But for me, I wanted that instrument to be sensual and feminine.” What is missing from electronic music when so many synth heads are men?

    1. You go ahead and do that, Mr. Missing-the-Point. At 68 she just might be half as flattered as she is creeped out.

      Scratch that, I wouldn’t want her to be creeped out at all, ever.

  2. Suzanne Cianni is 68? When did that happen? I think I’ve slept through a couple of decades 🙁 I wish she would come out with some new electronic stuff.

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