“I wanted technology to be sensual, that was always my directive,” says synth legend Suzanne Ciani
in the trailer for new biopic A Life in Waves.
Early synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani is the subject of a new documentary set to introduction this March at SXSW. Titled A Life in Waves, the film analyzes Ciani's battle to discover a group of people for her initial modular compositions and astounding acknowledgment in the promoting scene, where the sound creator made ear-getting impacts for brands like Coca-Cola, Atari, Skittles, Dial, and others.
The film, which premieres at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in March ill investigate Ciani's celebrated profession, from her initial days taking in the piano to her multi-million dollar publicizing wanders and new age advancements to her current re-colleague with the Buchla synthesizer.
Ciani was a student of modular synth pioneer Don Buchla, who passed away last September abandoning a legacy that Ciani championed with individual modular synthesist Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on their Sunergy LP – one of our most loved albums of 2016.
Using archival footage and Ciani's own index of music, coordinated by producers Brett Whitcomb, Bradford Thomason and Ali Clark – will see the sound impacts authority think about her association with Buchla, and reviewing brilliant snapshots of her past, including the time she considered her companion Phillip Glass' floor in New York. Watch the trailer for A Life In Waves beneath and read our audit of Sunergy.
A Life in Waves is one of the nine films set to premiere as part ofSXSW’s program of music-based documentaries, 24 Beats Per Second. Other 2017 offerings include films about The Grateful Dead, Big Star and a documentary capturing Major Lazer’s historic Cuba concert of 2016.