In the 1960s the world of electronic music was dominated by men – and Suzanne Ciani was one of the very few women who started to compose synthesizer music. Her music went on to be used widely in adverts, pin ball machines and influenced many musicians. Suzanne’s early recordings have recently been re-released and brought her a new generation of young fans. Suzanne was born in Boston and started out as a classical pianist. She explained to Matthew Bannister how electronic music first came into her life. A new documentary about her life – A life in Waves – will be out soon.