PREMIER Performance: Doctor Calico

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(This is the performance following the workshop on Friday the 10th)

Doctor Calico is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, DJ, producer, programmer, and polymath.

A child prodigy on piano and drums at age four. Played glockenspiel in the orchestra at age six. Experiments with tape and turntables by age 8 and programming BASIC on a Commodore 64 and analog synthesizers utilizing subtractive synthesis at ten. Produced first catalog by age 15 on a home built four-track studio called Soundworks, received the Governors Award in Art and with a GED began producing records. Signed a publishing deal for a 300-song catalog by age 18 with MCA. Produced for many major label artists including Organized Noize, Akon, X-Clan, Toni Braxton, Elephant Man, and many more. Entered night classes at Emory and Oglethorpe Universities and traveled throughout Latin America and Europe, expanding knowledge of culture through total immersion. Self-taught in over a hundred instruments. Started the award-winning Renaissance Kids program for College Park schools from ages 6-18 through a grant awarded by the state of Georgia. Founded a 60-week residency in 2015 at the Magnolia House in Historic West End Atlanta with the chat of philosophy at Spelman University, Al-Yasha Williams. Currently working as a DJ and electronic musician at Underground Atlanta Arts facility partnered with Mike Stasny and performing at various venues in the city. Recent accomplishments include going viral as an influencer on Instagram, sharing live musical performances and archival content, with over a million views, and growing on a self-made platform with no advertising or paid partnerships.


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  • Created:02/08/2023
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