Monday, October 1, 2012

Music Technology grads make beautiful music together

David Denofreo photo

By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

It didn’t take long for Omid and Erika, graduates of the Music Technology Certificate program, to discover their mutual passion. And each other! The duo – she sings and he plays guitar – has started writing their own songs, which they plan to record and perform. They took the MTC program to learn how to record their music right on their laptops – professional studio not required.

Our sound

Omid: Progressive and psychedelic rock. We want to be original and do something different. Erika: We’re making a concept album called Omega Point that's going to be released soon.

Our influences

Erika: Frank Zappa. And Devin Townsend, a local artist who does progressive stuff, heavier rock. Omid: For guitar players, Marty Friedman and Jason Becker. Music-wise, Rishloo and Roger Waters.

We ❤ MTC

Omid: I came to Douglas to try and figure out what I could do, and discovered the Music Technology program. Before, I was just a musician. Now, I know how to record. Erika: I took the course to learn how to record the right way. Why spend money recording in a studio when you can do it yourself?

Words for budding musicians

Erika: Focus on the love of it, and don’t worry about how other people will receive it. If they like it, that’s wonderful, but that’s not what it should be about.

Check out Omid and Erika’s amazing rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Time” on YouTube:

Find out more about the Music Technology Certificate program on our website or come to an info session Nov. 15 at the New West Campus.