Join us for an exploration in sound design with “Soundscapes”! This online music class will introduce students to create unique sounds with the use of everyday, common household objects. Create unique musical notes from glasses filled with water, buckets filled with pennies, or even objects wrapped in aluminum foil-the possibilities are endless!
Join SMMC instructor and multimedia artist, composer, and performer Erin Demastes on this exploratory journey of sound. Learn how to use everyday objects to explore sonic phenomena related to acoustics, resonance, electricity, and magnetism. All participants need is their imagination and curiosity to play, experiment and discover new sounds out of things they see and use daily.
Erin received an M.F.A. in Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts in 2018 and a B.M. in jazz studies and piano performance from Loyola University New Orleans in 2011. While a student at Calarts, she was employed as a teaching assistant for tonal harmony and keyboard, western music history, and electroacoustic seminar (hardware hacking) and as a technical assistant for the modular synth lab and electronics lab. She currently works as a freelance artist and educator, and before coming to Los Angeles, Erin worked as a jazz and classical pianist, composer, and arranger for 10 years in the New Orleans area.