The Museum of Modern Art Presents Studio Sound: Suzanne Ciani and Sarah Davachi
The Museum of Modern Art will be hosting the performance series Studio Sound with Suzanne Ciani and Sarah Davachi. Studio Sound is a performance series that champions artists and musicians whose work engages new possibilities for sound and music. Exploring auditory art forms through both live and recorded performance, the program suggests an expanded history of art in which sound plays a more central role. The inaugural presentation of Studio Sound presents Suzanne Ciani and Sarah Davachi—two composers of different generations working with innovative music technologies. Often referred to as the “Diva of the Diode,” composer Suzanne Ciani is a pioneer of electronic music. She is known for her revelatory creations on an instrument called the Buchla, which revolutionized sonic experimentation when it was developed in 1964. Over her decades-long career, Ciani has used the Buchla to compose New Age electronic music and innovative commercial sound design. In the Kravis Studio, Ciani will perform Improvisation on Four Sequences on the Buchla 200e. Presented in quadraphonic sound, the work incorporates a spatial sound experience into her musical composition.
Sunday, September 10, 2:00 p.m., followed by a conversation with the artist
Sunday, September 17, 1:00 p.m. Music for a Bellowing Room, followed by a conversation with the artist