In this episode, Theresa and I discussed:
Theresa's first EP "Toy Guitar"
Audrey Assad's song "Drawn to You"
Catholic Creatives community
Theresa co-hosts a podcast with her friends Emma and Lorraine called Clumsy Candid Catholics - be sure to listen and subscribe wherever you listen to your podcasts and follow along on Instagram: @clumsy_candid!
Olivia D'Costa is the artist behind Clumsy Candid Catholic's iconic cover art! Check her out at @ocdcostao.
Listen to our conversation here:
Download and read the episode transcript here:
"You know, we think a lot about 'what's gonna make us a lot of money?' or 'What are things that I like? What am I good at? what's gonna get me a job?' But how often do we ask God what He's expecting of us in those decisions?" — Theresa Ambat
Meet Theresa Ambat
Theresa Ambat is a music producer and sound designer based in Seattle, Washington. She recently graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Computer Music where she learned about creating experimental soundscapes and music compositions using code. She was raised Catholic and served for several years as a student minister at her Catholic Newman Center in college. It was there that she discovered a deep passion for evangelization through art. Theresa believes in sharing the beauty of Christ through all forms of music: singer-songwriter, 80s, R&B, chant, experimental, sound design, hip-hop, video-game music, and more. She believes that music that glorifies the Lord should be represented in all sorts of genres out of love for music's diversity. She recently developed an interest in producing chiptune and synthwave remixes of popular Catholic hymns. In 2019, Theresa released her first album "Midnight in the Chapel" which was indeed recorded at midnight in a chapel! In 2020, she composed a 15-minute electroacoustic piece based on Bible passages related to "living water", composed a soundtrack for the short documentary "Clare McCallan: Little Victories" by Seraphim Media, and was also the sound designer for an episode of "The Quarantine Plays" by The Merry Beggars, a Catholic Theater organization based in New York. A few of Theresa's greatest musical inspirations are Ruby Ibarra, Jonathan Ogden, and Andrew Huang.