Even if you’re not familiar with the name Suzanne Ciani, the odds are very likely that you’ve heard her work. She was born in 1946 and by the early ’70’s, she had become a true innovator in electronic music, working heavily with computer generated sounds and synths. She has produced several electronic new age albums over the years, but she is perhaps best known for her music and sound effects using a Buchla Analog Modular Synthesizer for television shows, movies, bands, video games, and scores for corporations and advertisements, including the Coca-Cola open & pour sound.
filmbuff and Window Pictures have a new documentary on Suzanne Ciani, A Life in Waves, which will start showing in theaters this August. Here’s a trailer: