Artist's Statement

Langston Kelly Human DJ

The all-improv, DJ style one man band.

      I am a one man band using my human faculties as a musician to create and mix music on the spot like a DJ. Art to me is a means of making magic. The musician uses sound to cast spells, which affect the vibe of a place and the thoughts and feelings of those exposed to the spell. You might call me a sonomancer. My talent is in the art of composition, but I also love to perform. Thus, I always improvise in order that I may compose and perform simultaneously manipulating frequencies to summon energy that is relaxing, wondrous, and invigorating.

      Additionally, I am interested in how music can physically effect the environment such as through the levitation of objects and through cymatics. It seems to me that we have only begun to touch upon the power of sound. I imagine there are some ancient traditions that we have either forgotten or are not paying enough attention to, which may provide knowledge of this sector. How can music affect plant growth and behavior? Can it be incorporated into farming and ecology? How serious is noise pollution and what might be done about it? Can sound be used to open portals between worlds? These are some of the questions I explore.