The pioneering electronic musician composed music and sound effects for 'Help, Help, The Globolinks!' in 1980.
In 1980, Ciani composed the score for "an operatic, ecological, scholastic, science fiction theater production for children of all ages," which then premiered in New York high school theaters. Originally written by Milanese librettist Gian Carlo Menotti in 1968, the operatic science fiction play gained notoriety over the next decade and was updated at the turn of the '80s. For her updated score, Ciani worked alongside Menotti as well as Giorgio Armani and Fiorucci, both of whom worked in the wardrobe department.
A year later, Ciani would become the first female composer to score a major Hollywood movie, The Incredible Shrinking Woman.
Andy Votel's label Finders Keepers has been instrumental in a resurgence of interest in Ciani's music. Over the past couple years, they've also handled the archival Ciani releases Buchla Concerts 1975 and Fish Music.
Check out our 2016 feature on Ciani's life and work.
01. Help, Help, The Globolinks! Part One
02. Help, Help, The Globolinks! Part Two
Finders Keepers will release Help, Help, The Globolinks! on November 17th, 2017.