Thomas Faulds is a sound designer and percussionist based in Chicago, Illinois. Inspired by new technologies and production, Thomas is an active participant in the dynamic music scene in Chicago. Aside from recording and releasing albums, he works as an independent music tech consultant, teaching the inner workings of music production tools to students and professionals alike. Thomas believes in universal creative potential and actively introduces students to the vast creative possibilities afforded by modern music instruments.
Teaching students the secrets of recording, producing, playing, and releasing music with today’s technology has become the single most important subject in his musical career. As an established private and group music teacher and active community organizer, Thomas’ objective is to prepare students for participation in this evolving and exciting musical world. With a heavy focus on beat making, editing, and multi-track recording, he has used Ableton Live for the majority of his work (live and in the studio) for the past four years, giving him extensive practical knowledge of the software.
In addition to making his own music, Thomas is the host of the Chicago Ableton User Group, has held electronic music workshops in several colleges, given one-on-one tutorials to various artists on Ableton Live, performs bi-weekly Guitar Center clinics.
Recording as Silences Sumire, Mercury Effect, and Spinach Prince, Thomas has released albums with Ropeadope, Xynthetic, and ears&eyes records.