Students interested in digital music production can learn and be inspired by globally recognized EDM composer Aaron Carmack, known professionally as Mr. Carmack, at a one-day workshop sponsored by Windward Community College’s Hawaiʻi Music Intstitute. The workshop will include a talk story, a question and answer session and thoughts on the work of Windward CC MUS 240 digital music students.
“Make music like no one’s listening,” says Mr. Carmack. “My music is an expression of experiences that I’ve had in my life up to right now. I take inspiration every day.”
Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, writer/producer and DJ Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources—from his friends and fellow musicians in production cliques, Team Supreme and Soulection, to his travels and sold out tours in five continents over the past two years. Carmack has shared the stage with folks like Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, Cashmere Cat, and Diplo. These influences, combined with a hunger for discovering the newest, most cutting-edge sounds on sites like Soundcloud, are some of the ingredients to the now Los Angeles based producer’s distinct creative process.
The one day workshop featuring Mr. Carmack will take place on Thursday, November 12, 1–3 p.m. in Hale Aʻo 101-102 at Windward CC. Seating is limited.
—By Bonnie Beatson