Don had the kindness to go from us slowly so that we could gradually absorb the shock of losing him. He was a mentor, an inspiration, a friend, a tennis buddy. He gave me my electronic wings. It was not always an easy relationship, but I held him in such high esteem that his aura, in my eyes, was blinding. Almost 50 years under his electronic spell and still going. The day he passed, I was performing on the 200e in Brooklyn, NY, having taken up the torch once again, after 30 years, of making live music with his instrument.
"[T]he 'pop and pour' sound created by the composer Suzanne Ciani and used in countless Coca-Cola advertisements...."That sound was made on an instrument designed by Don Buchla, who lived to the age of 79 and died last week.His inve...
The work of classically trained electronic composer Suzanne Ciani effortlessly bridges the commercial and the avant garde. This compilation, spanning 1968-1985, is a perfect introduction to the far-reaching nature of her talents.
EMA, Suzanne Ciani, And More Pay Tribute A Man Who Tried To Change The Way Humans Interacted With Their Instruments.