Suzanne Ciani, Pinball Wizard?

Here the TV series Omni follows New Age composer and electronic sound design maven Suzanne Ciani as she works on sound design for a pinball game. Fascinating but also inadvertently hilarious, thanks largely to announcer Peter Ustinov’s solemn pronouncements on the wonders of electricity and some obviously staged interactions between Ciani and guys from the pinball company. This is from 1981 or 1982.

BONUS! A rather silly segment from David Letterman’s short-lived morning show in 1980 featuring Ciani trying to explain how to make weird noises with her elaborate synth setup. I had totally forgotten that Letterman once had a morning show.



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