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Emma Alabaster

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Audio Producer, Sound Designer, Editor and Composer whose superpower is understanding people and creating sound-rich work. Passionate about creative, narrative work that supports social movements.
Member since 2021


  • Bronx, NY
  • Bronx, NY


  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing

About Emma

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Emma Alabaster (they/she) makes songs, sounds and stories. At LAist Studios, Emma has worked as a producer and sound designer on the podcasts Snooze, WILD, and Imperfect Paradise, and was the lead reporter of the 4-part Imperfect Paradise series, Strippers Union

Emma is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Previously, they were a producer and composer for The Black Women's Department of Labor podcast.

As a composer, Emma performs under her name and released an album with the band, decibelists. She music-directed luminary poet, Cornelius Eady's band, Rough Magic, including the Sterling Brown Project. Emma has worked as a bassist, vocalist and sound designer for over a decade in collaboration with music, theater and dance artists. Their background in education and community organizing make them especially passionate about stories that support movements for social justice.

Emma's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Composition
  • Booking
  • Audio Engineering
  • Voiceover