Suzanne Ciani in Philadelphia Reviewed

Source: Hyperallergic.

Sound zoomed around the darkened auditorium in the Lightbox Film Center at International House. Atmospheric and enveloping, a deep timbre grew to a growl, before shifting to electronic beeps, then seat-shaking bass. Suzanne Ciani, a pioneer of electronic music in the 1970s and ’80s, was playing her Buchla 200e (a modular electronic music system) in a rare improvised performance in this small Philadelphia theater, and it was completely packed. People who were likely familiar with her trailblazing work in the ’70s were there, alongside millennials, cramming into the theater in a way I had never seen in seven years of patronizing the place.