Clay Chaplin, currently the Director of the Computer Music and Experimental Media studios at the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts, is a composer, improviser, curator, and audio engineer from Los Angeles who explores the realms of audio-visual improvisation, sound synthesis, field recording, electronics, and computer processing for creative sonic expression. He will be visiting the TIMARA department this coming Wednesday, September 21st to conduct a studio class with students and to talk about his own work and experience, including his pieces AquacousticaOne Minute Los Angeles, and SideEffects. More information about Clay and his past and present work can be obtained at his website.