SUZANNE CIANI RELEASES LIVE QUADRAPHONIC ALBUM VIA LIMITED PRESSING VINYL

Echo Park, CA \\ May 16, 2018 (press release) – Suzanne Ciani, the Diva of the Diode, releases LIVE Quadraphonic digitally on her birthday June 4th, 2018, with a numbered Quadraphonic vinyl package available for direct pre-order and at Ace Hotel locations around the world June 29th. The performance, recorded live at Gray Area in San Francisco on March 5, 2016, was her first solo Buchla synthesizer performance in 40 years, beginning a string of exclusively quadraphonic performances around the world at events including Ableton LOOP, Marfa Myths, MOCA Detroit, Moogfest, Terraforma, Red Bull Music Academy, Sonar, SXSW and an upcoming performance at Ambient Church in New York City.

Suzanne’s performance at Gray Area, like every other since that day have been in the long forgotten Quadraphonic format; the earliest true 360° listening format of which the original Buchla 200 synthesizer natively output via the Buchla 227 quad output module. Since that performance, a global array of sonic experts have worked together to rebirth this Quadraphonic vinyl LP.

For this experimental release and inspired by the Buchla 227 quad output module, there is a limited edition of only 227 LPs, numbered, 45 rpm, 180g quadraphonic vinyl discs sold, plus a custom quadraphonic hardware decoder made in collaboration with Involve Audio to decode two channels of audio from the vinyl disc back to the four-channel recording- and with stunning results. The vinyl discs were thoughtfully pressed at Jack White’s Third Man Pressing plant in Detroit, MI and are fully compatible for play with any vinyl playback systems in stereo. Current owners of vintage Regular Matrix quadraphonic receivers may also listen to LIVE Quadraphonic in quad via any format, digital download, streaming, radio broadcast or vinyl.

Roe Peterhans, Oblique Strategist at Third Man’s Cass Corridor location,  says “We really enjoyed the opportunity to work on Suzanne’s project. Adventurous projects like this are the kind our plant was designed for.”

As a part of its commitment to sonic exploration via its Studio A program, each Ace Hotel around the world will carry a specific serial number of the limited vinyl release in the Ace Hotel shop. Each numbered vinyl corresponds to a number in the address of each hotel location. For example, the London Ace will have number 100 available, corresponding to its address at 100 Shoreditch High Street. Specific detail on available numbers can be found on this fact sheet. All Ace Hotel shops: Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Palm Springs, Pittsburg, Portland and Seattle will carry one of the only 227 limited edition packages starting June 29th, 2018Select record stores including Third Man Store Detroit, Third Man Store Nashville, and others will also be carrying the vinyl on the same date.

In celebration of this release the perpetually innovative non-profit radio station dublab will be playing the LIVE Quadraphonic vinyl over the air during their pledge drive in its entirety on Suzanne’s birthdayJune 4th, 2018 at Noon Pacific Time with Suzanne live on the air to talk about the project. One lucky contributor at this time will receive a signed version of the vinyl+quad decoder package when its available.Suzanne’s performance at Gray Area, like every other since that day have been in the long forgotten Quadraphonic format; the earliest true 360° listening format of which the original Buchla 200 synthesizer natively output via the Buchla 227 quad output module. Since that performance, a global array of sonic experts have worked together to rebirth this Quadraphonic vinyl LP.

For this experimental release and inspired by the Buchla 227 quad output module, there is a limited edition of only 227 LPs, numbered, 45 rpm, 180g quadraphonic vinyl discs sold, plus a custom quadraphonic hardware decoder made in collaboration with Involve Audio to decode two channels of audio from the vinyl disc back to the four-channel recording- and with stunning results. The vinyl discs were thoughtfully pressed at Jack White’s Third Man Pressing plant in Detroit, MI and are fully compatible for play with any vinyl playback systems in stereo. Current owners of vintage Regular Matrix quadraphonic receivers may also listen to LIVE Quadraphonic in quad via any format, digital download, streaming, radio broadcast or vinyl.

Roe Peterhans, Oblique Strategist at Third Man’s Cass Corridor location,  says “We really enjoyed the opportunity to work on Suzanne’s project. Adventurous projects like this are the kind our plant was designed for.”

As a part of its commitment to sonic exploration via its Studio A program, each Ace Hotel around the world will carry a specific serial number of the limited vinyl release in the Ace Hotel shop. Each numbered vinyl corresponds to a number in the address of each hotel location. For example, the London Ace will have number 100 available, corresponding to its address at 100 Shoreditch High Street. Specific detail on available numbers can be found on this fact sheet. All Ace Hotel shops: Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Palm Springs, Pittsburg, Portland and Seattle will carry one of the only 227 limited edition packages starting June 29th, 2018Select record stores including Third Man Store Detroit, Third Man Store Nashville, and others will also be carrying the vinyl on the same date.

In celebration of this release the perpetually innovative non-profit radio station dublab will be playing the LIVE Quadraphonic vinyl over the air during their pledge drive in its entirety on Suzanne’s birthdayJune 4th, 2018 at Noon Pacific Time with Suzanne live on the air to talk about the project. One lucky contributor at this time will receive a signed version of the vinyl+quad decoder package when its available.

ABOUT SUZANNE CIANI.
Suzanne is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 40+ year career, she’s released 16 solo albums, including “Seven Waves,” “The Velocity of Love,” and most recently, the live electronic album retrospective, “Buchla Concerts 1975.” She’s been recognized as Keyboard Magazine’s “New Age Keyboardist of the Year,” provided the voice and sounds for Bally’s groundbreaking “Xenon” pinball machine, created Coca-Cola’s pop-and-pour sound, designed Atari’s sound logo, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work, debuted at SXSW and is available to watch on all digital platforms.

ABOUT INVOLVE AUDIO.
Involve Audio Pty Ltd. (Melbourne Australia) was established in 2009 to develop excellent sounding, cost effective surround sound solutions. Involve Audio has created a number of surround sound technologies to improve the listening experience while decreasing creators’ production and delivery costs.

ABOUT THIRD MAN PRESSING.
Opened in February 2017, Third Man Pressing is a state-of-the-art vinyl record production facility in the heart of Detroit’s historic Cass Corridor neighborhood. This meticulously designed boutique facility is a monument of vinyl’s beauty and importance.

ABOUT ACE HOTEL.
Ace Hotel reimagines urban hotels for people who make cities interesting. We crave experience more than hospitality cliches. We are curious about the history and geography of the buildings we inhabit, and let these guide us to someplace fresh and familiar.

Ace Hotel started in 1999 in Seattle — a haven for artists and craftspeople and people engaged in local culture and creative pursuits. We started the hotel as a place for our friends to come and stay when they were on tour. For us, hotels have always been platforms to activate our cultural curiosity and the work of local artists and craftspeople we admire. Now, nearly 20 years later, Ace Hotel has 9 hotels — in Seattle, Portland, New York, Palm Springs, Los Angeles, London, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Chicago.

ABOUT CYKIK.
CyKiK founder KamranV builds bridges between technology and artistry; initially in the early 2000s creating Interscope’smobile business and web platform, serving as producer for spatial DVD-Audio projects of Nine Inch NailsSting and Beckwhile simultaneously managing artists such as the Nervous return. Then in 2006, KamranV co-founded the on-demand, live concert album label Spaceland Recordings. Since then, CyKiK has worked global partners recently producing Moogfest and technical direction SONOS Studio. KamranV has produced thousands of concert films, webcasts and live albums with artists and organizations, many times in collaboration with KamranV’s music studio Bedrock.LA in Echo Park (Los Angeles) where he also serves as the Echo Park Chamber of Commerce President.

ABOUT dublab.
dublab is a listener supported, non-profit web radio station celebrating 19 years of elevated vibrations. We rely upon your contributions to achieve our positive music mission.

NOTE – This is a direct press release only.  The article was shared without contribution.

Advertisements