Suzanne Ciani: Tribute to Don Buchla

We mark the recent passing of visionary inventor and pioneer of electronic synthesis Don Buchla with a special performance by Buchla’s close friend and mentee, the celebrated electronic musician Suzanne Ciani. Ciani fell under Buchla’s spell while at UC Berkeley in the late 1960s. She says, “His designs for instruments were extraordinary. He brought the thought process of designing musical instruments right down to the origins of physical human nature and music. There is nobody like him.”