Heroines of Sound – Edition #2

Concert and Film

Heroines of Sound and silent green present

The rare screening of A Life in Waves is a must-see for aficionados of electronic music. With a live performance by theremin Virtuoso Dorit Chrysler, who also appears in the film.

Director: Brett Whitcomb
Writing: Bradford Thomason
Cast: Peter Baumann, Don Buchla,Dorit Chrysler, Suzanne Ciani, Sarah Davachi, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Leslie Mona Mathis
76 min. (2017)

The film explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. The five-time Grammy nominated composer, recording artist significantly shaped the sound of electronic music. The event is rounded off with a live performance by the mesmerizing theremin Virtuoso Dorit Chrysler. Suzanne Ciani is one of electronic music’s earliest but lesser known pioneers, dubbed variously as the “Diva of the Diode” and “‘America’s first female synth hero”. She was one of the few women on the frontlines of electronic innovation in the 1970s, a five-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, a pioneer of the new age genre and the first solo female composer to soundtrack a Hollywood film. She is also renowned for Coca Cola’s infamous “pop and pour” sound effect. From her earliest days learning the piano, through her multi-million dollar advertising ventures and successes in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film offers a deep insight into Suzanne Cianis life and the genesis of her music.

Dorit Chrysler
Theremin / Live Electronic Performance
Visuals: Claudius

Dorit Chrysler has performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and collaborated notably with Cluster, Adult, CERN, Carsten Nicolai and Laurie Spiegel. She received commissions from MoMA in New York and the Biennale di Venezia. Her music has been
described by Ann Magnuson (Paper Magazin): »Imagine if Marianne Faithfull and Nikola Tesla had a love child, with Jane Birkin as the nanny and Bjork as the wayward Girl Scout Leader!«

Presented by silent green and Heroines of Sound Festival. Funded by: Capital Cultural Fund, Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, Mariann Steegmann Foundation.

Mittwoch, 2. November
Einlass: 20 Uhr / Beginn: 20:30 Uhr