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Suzanne Ciani

Suzanne Ciani - Music For Denali (Finders Keepers)

£14.99 £19.49

RELEASED: 7th August 2020
Vinyl LP

Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat No:  FKR106LP

Finders Keepers Records’ continued and unwaning commitment to preserving the
archives of composer Suzanne Ciani pays off in an avalanche of dividends with this
latest master tape discovery, placing further markers in the historical development of
electronic music and cinematic composition.

Developed at a lesser-documented axis combining Ciani’s key disciplines as a
revolutionary synthesist and an accomplished pianist, these early works from 1973
capture a rare glimpse of one of the world’s most important electronic music figures
embarking on the early throes of a fruitful career as a film composer and sound
designer with this rare and previously unheard documentary music illustrating the
first-ever skier’s descent from the peak of the tallest mountain in Alaska.

The music on this record was commissioned two years before Suzanne’s first Buchla
concerts in 1974 and 1975 - which were accompanied by her seminal National
Endowment Paper - and would reveal Suzanne’s proud commitment to the developed Buchla instrument and her confidence in its place in modern music, thus proving the likes of ‘Music For Denali’ to be an earlier showcase of the instrument in its advanced infancy, although still robust enough to carry the emotive and ambitious songwriting skills of the classically trained Ciani.


1. Denali
2. Bolshaya Gora 
3. Mount McKinley
4. Yukon
5. Koyukuk
6. Analogue Mountain
7. Quartz Monzonite