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Ambient Music Performance at Create-A-Con, LCB Depot, Leicester 10.03.18

March 5, 2018

laser beam

I will be performing Piece for Laser Beam, with laser projection by Sean Clark, at Create-A-Con at the LCB Depot, Leicester. I’m working on a new version of the piece which will be mixed live with Ableton’s Live software and hardware controllers. The original version of the piece was composed with Adam Weikert in March 2009 and presented at Stench III at the Phoenix Leicester, with the laser being projected onto the Phoenix cinema screen. Audio for the original version below.

The performance will be part of the Create-A-Con after party 6 – 9pm.

More Ambient Music on this Blog:

Ola Szmidt – EP1

James Kelly and Adam Weikert at Summer Sundae

James Kelly Ft. Ola Szmidt: Transformation Remix EP

James Kelly Ft. Ola Szmidt: The Healing Remix EP

Cynefin Contemporary Dance Film

Film Score Production: Honeytrap Film

February 5, 2016

honeytrap film poster jessica sula

I produced the music score for the feature film Honeytrap, working closely with the composer Francis Binns. My role included sound recording, music sequencing, mixing and preparing stems for post production. I have been researching the role that music plays within film for a number of years and this project was a great opportunity to apply my theoretical understanding to decisions about the arrangement and the mix of the music. The entire film is shot from the main character Layla’s perspective which means that the musical score is particularly crucial to representing Layla’s emotional state as her world starts to crumble around her in the latter part of the film.

Honeytrap had its UK premier at the BFI London Film Festival (2014), where director Rebecca Johnson was nominated for Best British Newcomer. The US premier was at SXSW Film Festival (2015), and it was later shown at The Urban World Film Festival, New York (2016) followed by a cinematic release in the USA (2017).

Honeytrap was critically well received, gaining 4 out of 5 in Total Film, The List and The Guardian, which also featured it as ‘The Film to Watch This Week‘. It is now available on DVD, reaching the dizzying heights of number 13 in the Asda DVD chart.



Cynefin Dance Film

January 26, 2011

Cynefin dance film

I recently collaborated on a dance film with contemporary dancer Angharad Ruth, filmed in the beautiful Welsh countryside. I wrote the music and recording environmental sounds on location, along with doing some of the filming and photography. The film was supported by the Arts Council of Wales and premiered at Venue Cymru in November and at Phoenix Square, Leicester in December. (more…)

Piece for Laser Beam (Audio)

April 6, 2009

laser beam

I recently composed a piece for laser beam with Adam Weikert. The piece was performed by Sean Clark at Stench 3 with the laser pointed at the cinema screen in the Phoenix, Leicester. Audio below.