Suzanne Ciani is an acclaimed artist known for her groundbreaking work in electronic music. Born in Indiana, she discovered her passion for music at a young age and taught herself to play the piano and read sheet music. During her time at Wellseley College, Suzanne explored both performance and composition while also developing a fascination with technology.
Her studies led her to meet influential figures in electronic music, including John Chowning, Max Matthews, and Don Buchla. Suzanne became captivated by synthesizers and spent years experimenting with these machines to create unique compositions. However, as the industry shifted towards simpler instruments that replicated traditional sounds, Suzanne returned to classical instrumentation.
This shift resulted in Grammy-nominated albums such as "Dream Suite," which showcased her mastery of piano and orchestra arrangements. Her commitment to blending classical elements with electronic influences can be heard in works like "Pianissimo II" and "Turning." Suzanne's innovative approach has solidified her status as a pioneering artist within the realm of electronic music.