Suzanne Ciani writes on her site, “I didn’t know at the time that concert touring would disappear and that a pandemic would suddenly end my live Buchla performance era that had had a resurgence in 2016. For those years, I flew around the world, toting my Buchla 200e in checked baggage and prayed that it would survive the trip: Melbourne, Tokyo, London, Santiago, New York and on and on until this year when the world changed.”
She continues, “So now, I have the time to release some of these quadraphonic performances. It’s not entirely feasible to release a quad performance on vinyl --- I did it, with help ---the first quad vinyl release in at least 30 years, complete with enclosed hardware decoder. As a collector’s item, that’s fine, but I want to make the quad files available in a more practical way.”
This Geneva recording is her first release solely on her Atmospheric label. The piece is titled “Improvisation on Four Sequences” and those four sixteen-stage sequences have been the “raw material” of most of Ciani’s Buchla concerts since the early 70’s. She has made this performance available in several formats, including quadraphonic, 5.1, stereo and ambisonic.; all at 44.1 and 88.2, available as a lossless Wave download.
NOTE: Please read the included PDF document to access the surround and hi-res versions. The immediate download is stereo only at 44.1k / 16-bit, perfect for lossless CD quality, but not the immersive mixes that fans may seek!
Released June 11, 2020
Download lossless Wave in various configurations including Quad, Surround, Stereo and Ambusonic 88.2k / 24-bit or 44.1k / 16-bit.