Archive for the ‘James Kelly + Adam Weikert’ Category

Archive: James Kelly and Adam Weikert + Turntablist Philip Jeck at Summer Sundae 2008

January 24, 2017

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I worked in an ambient electronic duo with Adam Weikert between 2007 and 2008. We recorded three studio improvisations which were released on CDR and performed a handful of concerts in Leicester and Coventry. In 2008, we performed on the Bathysphere stage at Leicester’s Summer Sundae festival alongside turntablist Philip Jeck. I think of this as my crate digger phase where I was remixing obscure records found in charity shops.

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Ambient Electronica: James Kelly and Adam Weikert – Green Ep

January 31, 2016

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Green Ep is a studio collaboration which was recorded in 2008 with the composer and musician Adam Weikert. The tracks were entirely improvised combining sampled sounds on turntables with samples and keyboard playing on a laptop. The EP was released as a CDR in February 2008 and was sold and handed out at gigs around that time. (more…)

Winchester (Album Audio)

November 9, 2008

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The album Winchester is a collection of improvisations created through a collaboration between myself on turntables and Adam Weikert on laptop. This music exists in a void between narrative and abstraction, combining elements of minimalism, ambient music, spoken word, field recordings and noise to creating evolving landscapes in sound.

You can download the whole album in your preferred file format from this LINK or have a listen to the MP3’s below.

Winchester I

Winchester II

Winchester III

Winchester IV

Electronic Music Improvisation: James Kelly and Adam Weikert

November 6, 2008

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I recently completed my masters in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University. My research explored the use of foot pedal controllers in turntable performance.

Here is the organ pedal I used and a video of my performance with laptop musician Adam Weikert.

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Live Electronic Music Improvisation: James Kelly and Adam Weikert

November 6, 2008

In this video I use my feedback pedal created during my MA in Music, Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University, Leicester. It’s an appropriated guitar expression pedal, used to control an internal feedback loop within the DJ mixer to create noise textures.

More experimental turntablism on this blog:

From the Archive: Experimental Turntablism

James Kelly and Adam Weikert – Green Ep

Live Electronic Improvisation with Adam Weikert

Janek Schaefer Performance, Leicester

Dirty Electronics Ensemble with DJ Sniff

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