Caldwell Presents and Performs
WIU University Libraries hosted James Caldwell’s presentation of Making Music with Computers and Wii Remotes: Gesture and Metaphor on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, Garden Lounge, as part of their Art and Self Perception series.
As part of the presentation, Caldwell performed his most recent Wii piece, Texturologie 14: Strange Lines and Distances. The piece involves a series of texture spaces in which conditions for generating the sound are in various locations. He drew a series of charcoal drawings that, scanned and projected on the screen, provides the “score” for a performance. The drawings have strong linear qualities, and serve as a source of paths through different locations of the texture space.
This is the first time Caldwell, who is also an accomplished visual artist, has tried to incorporate his visual art into his music.