A lot has happened since Ciani began playing synths, and for Ciani, the change has been great, and also shocking. “It couldn’t be a bigger miracle,” she elaborates. “It’s 180 degrees from where I was. I never imagined in all my life that this would happen… Now when I play, I have an audience that understands what I am doing. I never had an audience that understood what I was doing in the early days.”
The 2010s have seen Ciani showcasing her early music with archival releases like Buchla Concerts 1975, Help, Help, The Globolinks!, and more on Finders Keepers, but she also returned to making music with Buchla synthesizers, and playing them live,
It’s clear from the outset that Ciani was always tireless, but her energy and commitment to artistic excellence has failed to flag. She is constantly traveling, performing, and creating, making sure to start her concerts with the signature Buchla-made ocean wave sounds. The wave, and its consistent, powerful undulation is as much a recurring theme in Ciani’s work as a suitable metaphor for her ethos. Like a wave, Ciani’s work continues to shape the shore of forward-thinking electronic music as it did nearly five decades ago.