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Friday, May 18 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Sculpting Breathing Electricity: Musical Innovators Explore the Buchla Experience

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Buchla artists Suzanne Ciani, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and Rachel Aiello join Buchla designer Joel Davel, Buchla CEO Eric Fox, and moderator Marc Doty to explore the inspiration and innovation of Buchla instruments.


Joel Davel

Joel Davel worked with Don Buchla for over 20 years in many roles--his primary task being the PCB designer for all of Buchla’s post-1995 designs including the Marimba Lumina, Lightning III, Moog Piano Bar, and all of the 200e series. Davel also performed alongside Don Buchla. Reviewing... Read More →
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Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

"Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impact... Read More →
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Layne composes field recordings, abstract auditory textures, and rhythmic concrète churns into a hypnotic aural terrain reminiscent of the inceptive work from her seminal female forebears in experimental electronics. Recently released on Karl O'Connor's legendary Downwards Records... Read More →
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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 30+ year career, she's released 15 solo albums, including... Read More →

Friday May 18, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Carolina Theatre Cinema 1