Sunergy by Ciani & Smith



Sunergy brings together synthesists Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Suzanne Ciani for the thirteenth installment of FRKWYS, RVNG Intl.’s intergenerational collaboration series.

For this edition, a panorama of the Pacific Coast provides the place and head space for exploratory Buchla synthesizer passages that meditate on a life-giving form vast and volatile with change.

LP version includes printed inner sleeve and high-quality digital download of album. LP and CD versions include bonus track “Retrograde.” See more information on Bandcamp.

To The Quietus Suzanne says:

“My studio is right on the ocean, and the sun rises right in my eyes every morning, and the energy of the sea is right there. I think for me, I had a long-standing desire to orchestrate the sunrise, and never came up with the right thing on piano. So at a certain moment, I had the revelation that the whole thing would be electronic, not traditional acoustic.

Just about the time that that realisation occurred, Kaitlyn appeared with this project. So even though I never [initially] thought of it as a joint project, that’s what happened. There was this synergy between us, and also the energy of the sun and the energy of the ocean, because those were the two energy systems we both lived with in Bolinas. I think that’s where Sunergy came from.”

Read the complete interview with Suzanne and Kaitlyn here.

Make sure to see this Pichfork article about this project too!