Suzanne Ciani - Music For Denali LP
Finders Keepers Records’ continued and unwaning commitment to preserving the
archives of composer Suzanne Ciani pays off in an avalanche of dividends with this
latest master tape discovery, placing further markers in the historical development of
electronic music and cinematic composition.
Developed at a lesser-documented axis combining Ciani’s key disciplines as a revolutionary synthesist and an accomplished pianist, these early works from 1973 capture a rare glimpse of one of the world’s most important electronic music figures embarking on the early throes of a fruitful career as a film composer and sound designer with this rare and previously unheard documentary music illustrating the first-ever skier’s descent from the peak of the tallest mountain in Alaska.
Capturing innocence and optimism in its composition but never less than masterful in
its realisation, "Music For Denali" takes what would later become the yin and yang in
Ciani’s versatile musical personality and provides unrivalled vistas from both side of
the mountain, scaling a treacherous and fine creative line.
Unheard away from the original documentary screenings in the mid-70s, this
soundtrack is available for the first time ever in any format with full cooperation and
direct input of Suzanne Ciani herself.
2. Fresh Snow
3. Windy Corner
4. Slow Climbing
5. The Last Rest
6. Getting to the Top
7. Downhill at Last