ADE 2022: Suzanne Ciani & Metropole Orkest
Opening concert Amsterdam Dance Event
Simon Dobson, dirigent
Suzanne Ciani, synthesizer
Metropole Orkest returns to the Melkweg for the official opening concert of the Amsterdam Dance Event 2022. This year’s collaborator is the electronic music pioneer and ‘Diva of the Diode’ Suzanne Ciani. Ciani will lead the Metropole Orkest into her mesmerizing quadraphonic world of electronic music.
Suzanne Ciani, trained as a classical composer, became a pioneer of electronic modular performance in the late 1960s, performing live concerts on the analog modular Buchla synthesizer. She also carved out a spot for herself as an acclaimed sound designer for films, games, and advertising. Having released over twenty solo albums, the 2018 album “LIVE Quadraphonic” led her back into performing live all around the world on the Buchla 200e. The instrument is the modern version of the analog modular synthesizer that Suzanne played throughout the 1970s, designed by visionary Don Buchla.
The one-off performance with Metropole Orkest at the Melkweg will feature Ciani controlling the spatial movement of the sound in a quadraphonic speaker set up. Four equally powered speakers in opposite corners will create a hypnotic surround sound experience where electronic and acoustic instruments are intertwined.