My interview with synthesizer music pioneer Suzanne Ciani
I love substack but this is easily my favourite piece on here so far, thank you so much! I'm absolutely having that book
Thank you (and Suzanne) for firing up my imagination this morning! And since you mentioned chocolate, my favorite Icelandic chocolate is Hraun! Please find some and try it out. Hraun is the Icelandic word for lava. Imagine something like a nestle crunch but made by a not-evil company that actually wants to make excellent chocolate. I was in Iceland in 2010 when my daughter was studying abroad there and we still order Hraun and hot dogs once in awhile from an Icelandic food importer. I hope to go back some day.
A true legend! ✨ Thank you for shedding light.
Learned a bunch, thank you!
Great stuff Spencer! I met Suzanne briefly in the ‘80s when I was in NYC.
Thanks Spencer. Thanks for championing music and the human spirit, the force that compels us to create, to make something out of this nothingness. The true legends often go unrecognized.
As well, thanks for talking to us (me and my wife) outside gate D32/D34 at the Reykjavík Airport.
Loved this. Great interview questions, a fascinating piece of music history, illuminating a person who has so much to tell us.
I am curious if you had Zammuto and Paul de Jong on your list for the Mirror Sounds book? One of my favs. Thank you.
This is fantastic Spencer! Thank you so much for the opportunity to be exposed to something new. You are a very fluid writer btw and nice interview style. Enjoy the rest of your trip and adventure!
I just listened to Seven Waves. Like, wow! Thanks for sharing the interview.
This was a lot of fun to read. I think i'll read it again! In real time!
Another great post, Spencer. It strikes me when reading your words that you are a natural-born teacher; I learn something new with each post. I loved reading about Suzanne and her creative process. I just put on The Velocity Of Love; so beautiful!!
Very informative...thank you!! I like how you pull her out of her calling herself close-minded and she then pivots to the cyclical evolution of of it all. Super cool 😊😊😊
I really enjoyed this interview - good questions that elicited great information and disclosure. What an interesting person Suzanne Ciani is! Before I read this interview, I did not know of Ms Ciani but now I definitely want to find out more and listen to her compositions and sounds and music. Thank you!
Appreciate all the time and effort that went into this post...you offered a myriad of insights for us all! Thanks!
Fascinating! Loved the deep dive into synthesizer music history through your interview with pioneer Suzanne Ciani. I have a new appreciation of this artistic form. While reading, I couldn’t help but remember the older brother of my best friend—a guy my younger sister dated in 1982. He was super into playing the synthesizer in his band, practicing for hours and losing tracks of time. We had no idea how cutting edge that was, thinking it was a fad. Anyhoo, looking forward to reading your book! xo