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.
He has toured in the United States, Canada, and Europe and is regularly engaged with artists and musicians across the Midwest and beyond. 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. Since 2020 his work with sound has ventured into conceptual, performative, and installation based work.
His collaborative work expands into multi-disciplinary fields, working with film, visual arts, sculpture, poetry, dance, and more.




SELECT WORKS

Hidden WorldA spatial and interactive sound art collaborative outdoor exhibition series & residency focused on sound and its relation to ecology, community, and accessibility. The project, funded by a grant from Big Car Collaborative and the Andy Warhol Foundation with additional funding from the Puffin Foundation, 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 is also made possible through the use of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful public green spaces.Outdoors, Indianapolis
LoomAn interactive and play sonic environment inspired by the Jacquard Loom commissioned by the Indiana State Museum for Gallery OneIndiana State Museum
Universal WoodsAn 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
This Morning in the Backyardchapbook of collected poems from 2014 to 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. 
BICYCLE DAYthe composition was broadcast from a speaker mounted to a bicycle and played throughout the artist's neighborhood.Bicycle Day 2020
FOUND IN A HOUSEmultimedia group performance incorporating music, film, and dance.2019, White Rabbit

DISCOGRAPHY

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Landon Caldwell
Black Beauty (Medium Sound)
White Tape (self-released)
Red Tape (self-released)
Global Drift (Medium Sound)
Prelude to the Dog Ballet: Select Works '15 - '18 (self released)
Unity (Atlantic Rhythms)
Bicycle Day (Mock Records)
Unity In Isolation (with Nick Yeck-Stauffer) (Astral Editions)
Deep Strand (Trouble In Mind)
Simultaneous Systems (with Flower Head Ensemble) (Moon Glyph)
Linear Revolutions (with Mac Blackout) (Trouble In Mind)
Caldwell/Tester
Former Sucker (Medium Sound)
Sugar Times (Castle Bravo)
Two Reels (Medium Sound)
Live Times (Medium Sound)
Little Flower (Astral Spirits)
Mark and Landon - Vol. 1 (Medium Sound)
Creeping Pink
A Feast from the Village Pantry (On Credit)
Future Acid Family (Holy Infinite Freedom Revival)
Mirror Woods (Castle Face)
Glass Castle (Medium Sound)
A Parliament of Trees (Magnetic South)
__________ (self released)
Found In A House (self released)
Nathaniel Russell & Landon Caldwell
Peace Jazz Now (The Smudge)
Thee Open Sex
White Horses (Sophomore Lounge)
Crazy Doberman
S/T - (Mastermind)
Rust Clatter For the Midwest Sun (I Dischi Del Barone)
Illusory Expansion (Astral Spirits)
FOUR hymns for UN-REST (self-released)
hypnagogic relapse and other penumberal phenomena (Digital Regress)
Burnt Ones
Gift (Castle Face)
The Space Lady/Burnt Ones split (Castle Face)
Last Draft in Different Rooms (self-released)
American Cream
Embrace You Millions (Medium Sound)
Dark Hemisphere (Moon Glyph)
Aaron Diko's DDCT (Empty Cellar/Medium Sound)Production, Engineering, Mixing, & Mastering
Crazy Doberman, Mark Tester, Total Disgust, Zachary Allen Alderson, MKII, Zurich Cloud Motors, Rob Funkhouser, Duncan Kissinger, The Dayton Exchange, Solid Squares, Dirtbike


RADIO WORKS

MORNING MEDITATIONLong running music program features kosmische, free and spiritual jazz, outsider rock, modern classical, ambient and electronic music, and more. Previous episodes here.
SATURDAY MORNING IN A FIELD OF DANDELIONSChildren's radio hour of quality content that respects and uplifts children's creativity and intelligence, featuring curated and original content. Previous episodes here.
GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORYSite specific composition created for radio broadcast. A sonic tour of mood and ambiance for the rainforest themed conservatory in the oldest park in Indianapolis. Listen here.

SERVICES

Not limited to mixing, mastering, original compositions & scoring, and creative workshops & lessons

inquire with email


Contact

765-551-9074
landonscaldwell@gmail.com