At the core of my artistic practice lies a profound curiosity and fascination with the world around me. Sound and sight are not simply mediums through which I express myself; they are ways in which I manipulate the material of experience itself through our five senses. By embracing impermanence, I embrace the fleeting beauty of sound and the role of memory in shaping our perception of objects in time. My work is a reflection of my curiosity about what it means to be human, and how we interact with ourselves, each other, and the world around us. By highlighting the fundamental nature of human experience, my focus is on our unique individuality within the context of shared humanity. My personal aim is to facilitate a greater understanding and appreciation of both the differences and similarities between myself and others, fostering empathy, compassion, and a sense of interconnectedness among all people. Through this, I hope to inspire others to explore their inner worlds, to connect with their surroundings, and to embrace the multiplicity of human experience and their own sense of connectedness and creativity.
David P. Landon is a composer, performer, and maker who explores these roles as an author of a complex set of interactions, and enjoys blurring the roles of the individuals involved at all levels. In each echelon, Landon seeks to understand the human response to those interactions in regards to intellect, emotion, cognition, and physiology. Landon has interests in ontology, cosmology, music semiology, and music cognition. Their compositions have been performed at events such as the International Saxophone Symposium in Croatia, venues such as Work Evolution Laboratories in Long Beach, in galleries such as SPUR in San Francisco, and as part of performances hosted by the Kansas City Electronic Music Association and New Ear in Kansas City. David Landon studied music composition at California State University in Long Beach (bachelors) and at the University of Missouri in Kansas City (masters), and Colorado University of Boulder (doctorate).
Landon currently lives with their partner in Los Osos, CA. Works are published exclusively by the Shushan Music Group.