Suzanne Ciani was one of the first female artists to make a name for herself in the world of electronic music. Ciani earned a Masters degree in composition from the University of California at Berkeley. In 1975, she got involved in the Soho art scene and worked with Philip Glass. She hit the big time with the establishment of Ciani Musica, Inc., one of the foremost commercial production companies. Ciani later expanded into film scoring and gained recognition for her work on The Incredible Shrinking Woman
. Seven Waves (1982) and The Velocity of Love ('84) helped define contemporary instrumental music and the burgeoning genre of new age. Ciani recorded throughout the next three decades, highlighted by the Grammy-winning Hotel Luna (1986).