Thu, Mar 09|
The Diva of the Diode, legendary synth composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani leads us on a quadraphonic sound journey, exploring the limits of spatial audio and modular performance within the breathtaking sonic atmosphere of our sanctuary. Opening support by Jesse Beaman.
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2023, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Epsilon Spires, 190 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301, USA
About the Event
Suzanne Ciani is a five-time Grammy award-nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist who has released over 20 solo albums including "Seven Waves," and "The Velocity of Love," along with a landmark quad LP “LIVE Quadraphonic,” which restarted her Buchla modular performances. Her work has been featured in films, games, and countless commercials as well. She was inducted into the first class of Keyboard Magazine's Hall of Fame alongside other synth luminaries, including Bob Moog, Don Buchla and Dave Smith and received the Moog Innovation Award.
Most recently, she is the recipient of the Independent Icon Award from A2IM. Suzanne has provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, created Coca-Cola’s pop-and-pour sound, designed logos for Fortune 500 companies, 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, Berkeley.
The 2017 documentary A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her multi-million dollar advertising ventures, to her successes in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film is a journey into Suzanne's mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music. The film will be available to watch for free on our website beginning February 25th.
Opening Support by Jesse Beaman
Austin, Texas based experimental musician, composer, artist and record label owner Jesse Beaman has more than a decade of performing under his belt starting at an early age of 20 years old, Jesse toured across 25 countries in Europe, Latin America, Australia and North America. He has shared the stage with acts such as Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, CocoRosie, This Will Destroy You, Julianna Barwick, White Denim, Efterklang and Silver Mt. Zion.
In 2021 Jesse released his brilliant album ‘MIRA’, produced by Brandon Curtis of Interpol / The Secret Machines. In 2022 he toured Europe, Mexico and the US while releasing singles off his 2022 Mixtape. Best known for his project My Empty Phantom, Jesse now performs under no moniker while recording and taking the stage with a more minimal approach that explores classical piano, ambient electronics and percussion.
Admission for one to SUZANNE CIANI. Refreshments will be provided. Please choose your seating with respect for others and let us know if you require special arrangements. $2 from every ticket goes directly towards the historic preservation of the venue. Thank you for your support! Enjoy the program!$25.00