Inventors are inspirational. Constance Demby is an inventor, singer, recording artist, multi-media producer, painter, and sculptor. Her style of music is Contemporary Classical Electronic Symphonic Spacemusic. She created the Space Bass and the Whale Sail, her Sonic Steel Instruments.
Constance Demby was born on May 9, 1949 in Oakland, California. She learned to play the piano when she was eight and then learned other instruments, like the hammered dulcimer, synthesizers, and custom acoustic instruments. She began performing live concerts when she was twelve. In high school, she started a jazz group. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan. There she studied painting, sculpture, and multimedia. She explored sound by performing a variety of instruments. She worked with expert Sam Rizzetta to create a custom Hammer Dulcimer. Her skills as a painter and sculptor led to her invention of the Space Bass and Whale Sail. These are 10-foot-long, bowed instruments that transmit primordial subsonic resonances. The Space Bass was used by Lucas Sky Walker Studios, the Discovery Channel and the IMAX film, Chronos for their soundtracks and/or film scores.
Demby co-founded the group, Central Maine Power Sound & Light. After their east coast tour, she settled in Marin County, California. She founded Sound Currents record label. Brugh Joy, MD began using Sacred Space Music as a meditation for his pupils. Demby continued to perform and produce music. ISSO, International Space Science Organization, hired Demby to create another film score. Her work the continued while living in Spain for two and a half years. She then toured the west coast of the U.S. and her Sound Currents label released Sonic Immersion. She toured on the UK Sacred Sites Tour in 2005. She has been a featured musician and speaker at conferences.
Constance Demby’s work has led to multiple awards and honors. She believes music makes up the universe and she incorporates her spiritual beliefs into her music. Be inspired! Have a bright day!