Suzanne Ciani, William Miller and Chris Nichols
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2 September 2018
We hear from music pioneer and analogue-synthesiser luminary Suzanne Ciani about her career and upcoming appearance at Brighton Digital Festival. Plus: William Miller on growing up among London’s most storied cultural figures and his book ‘Gloucester Crescent’, and the story of Disneyworld with cultural historian Chris Nichols.
2 September 2018
As a boy growing up on London’s Gloucester Crescent, William Miller had figures such as Peter Cook, John Cleese, Beryl Bainbridge and Alan Bennett as his houseguests and nextdoor neighbours. His new book, named after the street, recalls some of the tales from a youth spent surrounded by intriguing characters.
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Electronic-music pioneer Suzanne Ciani has made Grammy-nominated pieces ranging from live improvisation on analogue synths to audio idents for some of the world’s biggest companies. But her story began decades ago with the Buchla analogue modular synthesiser. She joins us to discuss why she’s still using the machine and her plans to appear at the Brighton Digital Festival.
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‘Walt Disney’s Disneyland’ is a new book from Taschen that tells the story of the famous theme park’s creation. Chris and Charlene Nichols brought the book together. Here Chris joins us to discuss why Disneyland is much more than just a tourist attraction.
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