Landon Caldwell

Landon Caldwell is a composer and multi-disciplinary artist in Indianapolis whose work examines environment, family, & class through the language of intuition and other hidden layers of reality. Through sound, words, color and other materials, his work creates environments that redirect attention to the present and open new realities through the minutiae of the everyday.Since 2016 he has co-operated Medium Sound, producing a number of the label's releases. From 2017 to 2020 he was a co-owner/operator of A-Space, a community-focused audio workspace. He has toured in the United States, Canada, and Europe and is regularly engaged with artists and musicians across the Midwest and beyond.His collaborative work expands into multi-disciplinary fields, working with film, visual arts, sculpture, poetry, dance, and more.


Reverie GardenReverie Garden, made in collaboration with visual artist Jessica Dunn, is an immersive audio-visual dreamscape inspired by the natural world. Viewers are invited to explore THE LUME to discover delights for the senses. Dunn led the visual component, creating enchanting environments inspired by memories from her frequent hikes in Indiana parks. Combining painting and animation techniques, she developed numerous habitats showcasing native biodiversity from surreal perspectives. Caldwell composed the audio drawing on the sounds of nature, running them through a hypnagogic filter, and summoning a contemplative sonic environment. Reverie Garden provides a space where viewers can play, meditate and reflect.2023, Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Hidden WorldA collaborative exhibition series focused on sound and its relation to ecology, community, and accessibility. Hidden World presents new works that directly engage listeners with their immediate environment. Hidden World One presented new solo works by the artist including the GPS-driven composition Everything I Hear Will Outlive Me as well as 'Touch me so I know I'm still here', an interactive sound sculpture made in dialogue with land art by Kelly Cook. The project was funded by a grant from Big Car Collaborative with additional funding from the Puffin Foundation. The project is also made possible with the help of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful public green spaces.Indianapolis
Pantry ConnectionA collaborative sound and space experience made with Nat Russell, inspired by some of his existing print and sculpture piece. Pantry Connection is an ambient commercial for an imaginary existential convenience store. Presented at Russell's HERE IT IS IT ALWAYS IS show.Tube Factory, Indianapolis
LoomAn interactive and playable sonic environment inspired by the Jacquard Loom commissioned by the Indiana State Museum for Gallery OneIndiana State Museum
Queen BleuAn immersive and generative sound installation made in collaboration with Japan-based sound artist Joey Shepherd and NY's Queens Design Team commissioned by Nemacolin ResortNemacolin, Pennsylvania
91 Minutes of Ocean MusicThis sound installation was created for the seventh annual Shitsurai exhibition at The Terminal Gallery, a Kyo-machiya townhouse in Kyoto, Japan. It was created in collaboration with the photographer Lane Diko for a site-specific installation in the underground bomb shelter space of the building.The Terminal, Kyoto, Japan. 2021
Unified StreamA series of site-specific immersive compositions for walking in greenspaces. Using the freely-available platform ECHOES, which allows for the creation of GPS-driven, interactive soundscapes, the artist created site-specific soundtracks posing the entirety of several public parks as a dynamic and changing musical universe.Garfield Park, Indianapolis & Ellenberger Park, Indianapolis
Sonic PotluckAn artist-in-residence program for Cat Head Press in collaboration with Rob Funkhouser. The residency explored community building through experimental composition. Through workshops, performances, installations, publications, and an exhibition the artists aimed to demystify the processes used in experimental music, create community, and encourage exploration and play.Cathead Press, Indianapolis, November & December 2021
Black RiverComposition for video by Jan Stallerscore, 2021
THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND RECORDING OF GENERATIVE MUSICOne of a kind tapes of music created using a generative synthesis engine controlling various synthesizers including self-programmed digital synthesizer, as well as FM, wave-table, and analog. This is a collection of sounds that have been featured in some installation work, as well as other recorded work.tape, 2021
PEACE PARKSite specific composition for the Peace Park at the Paramount School of Excellence. The park was created by students and staff. The piece was commissioned by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.2020, Brookside Neighborhood, Indianapolis
DEAR FRIENDThis film was created as a gift for our loved ones while we were all in isolation. The sole utility of the piece is to brighten up your day and to bring you back to the little pleasures of childhood. Filmed and in-camera edited in Super 8mm by Rocio Mesa with an original soundtrack by Landon Caldwell. 
FOUND IN A HOUSEmultimedia group performance incorporating music, film, and dance.2019, White Rabbit


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