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Suzanne Ciani and the London Contemporary Orchestra

Nick Luscombe presents a collaboration session between Buchla synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani and members of the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Nick Luscombe presents a collaboration session between Buchla synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani and members of the London Contemporary Orchestra.

With 15 solo albums, 5 Grammy nominations and a huge list of composing and sound design credits to her name, it’s no exaggeration to say that Suzanne Ciani is an electronic music legend. Ciani’s music is closely tied to the work of synthesiser ‘founding father’ Don Buchla and in this session she plays the Buchla 200e, an instrument she describes as the “height of modular instrument design”.

In this exclusive session for Late Junction, Suzanne Ciani was joined by violinist Galya Bisengalieva , Robert Ames (viola) and Brian O’Kane (cello) from the London Contemporary Orchestra to rework 4 sequences of music she created in the 1970s.

If you’re listening on headphones, check out the binaural mix of the session on the Late Junction website.

Elsewhere on the programme, Nick features folk from the Rheingans Sisters and new music from Ben Chatwin.

Produced by Freya Hellier for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ralph Thomas

    Spellbound

    • Eastern Standard Time.
    • Zebra Jazz ‎.
  • The Rheingans Sisters

    This Forest

    • Bright Field.
    • Rootbeat.
  • COLORED MUSIC

    Ei Sei Raku

    • Colored Music.
    • Better Days.
  • Maria de Alvear

    Me siento tarde a componer con las uñas pintadas de naranja

    Performer: Hildegard Kleeb.
    • En Amor Duro.
    • hat.
  • Suzanne Ciani, Galya Bisengalieva, Robert Ames & Brian O'Kane

    Late Junction Collaboration Session

  • Philipp Jakob Rittler

    Ciaccona à 7

    Ensemble: MIN Ensemble. Conductor: Mark Bennett.
    • Light Divine.
    • Signum.
  • Paul White

    Rival Consoles Remix

  • Annie Gosfield

    Don't Bite The Hand That Feeds Back

    • The NYFA Collection (25 Years Of New York New Music).
    • Innova Recordings.
  • Syunsuke Ono

    GLOMERULONEPHROPATHY

    • Urine Specific Gravity.
  • Jacob 2-2

    Dusk Hits Akihabara

    • Dashed Marked Crossed.
    • Youngbloods.
  • Ben Chatwin

    Chiral

    • Drone Signals.
    • Village Green Recordings.
  • Paban Das Baul

    Pagla Ghora

    • Music Of The Honey Gatherers.
    • Riverboat Records.
  • Markus Mehr

    Kissing

    • LIQUID EMPIRES.
    • Hidden Shoal.

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