Over the last three-decades, drummer Will Calhoun’s creativity has stretched genres, mediums and continents. As a founding member of Living Colour, Calhoun’s songwriting and rhythmic prowess has brought him to the forefront of popular music – selling millions of albums, performing worldwide, and receiving several Grammy Awards. With his solo pursuits, he has released one of the most touted drummer-led jazz records of the decade. And as a visual artist, he has made headlines worldwide with his photographic work, showcasing various remote parts of the world and the culture within.
With the AZA Collection, Calhoun is breaking new ground with the debut of a highly limited art release crafted from rhythm. Working with L.A. based art team SceneFour, Will’s signature style and rhythms are translated through a sophisticated process into abstract imagery featured in this collection. Like a painter using brushes with different colors, Calhoun utilized a wide variety of drumsticks of different colors to build the visual artwork featured within AZA. Then, through an extensive phase of adding and removing the amount of light captured, the visual artwork reveals itself before being laid to canvas.