Out today on VOD is Brett Whitcomb's SXSW documentary A Life in Waves, a film about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. The film is being released by Gunpowder & Sky and we have been asked to share a clip with you where Ciani talks about some commercial work she did for Merrill Lynch and Atari.
Unfortunately, I am now old enough to remember seeing the Bull in a China Shop commercial for Merrill Lynch on television. I do not recall that Atari commercial, though I swear to goodness, that looks like Ted Danson in it.
We have also included the trailer below. Find A Life in Waves on VOD today!
A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer, Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her multi-million dollar advertising ventures, to her successes in the world of New Age music, to her recent re-connection with her beloved Buchla synthesizer, the film is a journey into Suzanne’s mind, offering a feminine glimpse into the often complicated world of electronic music.
Utilizing a wealth of archival footage and Suzanne’s endless catalog of music, A Life in Waves is a nostalgic, visually-compelling look at one woman’s journey, and the trials she overcame to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated art form.