Composer Name: Suzanne Ciani
Birth/Death: June 4, 1946 – Present
Ciani scored several films, including The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981), and has also released 15 studio albums.
- German photographer, Ilse Bing
- Her explorations and travels
- Classical composers, including Sergei Rachmaninoff and Johannes Brahms
- Suzanne is a diverse artist and composer
- Analog synthesizers/keyboards
A classically trained pianist, Ciani was also a pioneer in designing sound effects and electronic music. Ciani crafted many sounds that we’ve all heard, like the original Coca-Cola bottle “pop” and “pour.” She won numerous awards for her innovative compositions, including five Grammy nominations, and in 2017, she was the first woman to win Moog’s Innovation Award.
While studying for her Master’s degree in composition at Berkeley (CA), she met Don Buchla, one of the earliest synthesizer inventors. She fell in love with the worlds of sound that Buchla and Moog synthesizers could create, and ended up working at the Buchla factory. After that, she traveled with her new instrument and ended up composing and creating landmark sound effects for companies like Coca-Cola, AT&T, and General Electric.