Posts Tagged ‘ambient’

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

January 24, 2017

james-kelly-and-adam-weikert-celestial-road

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 Music: James Kelly Ft. Ola Szmidt Transformation Remix EP

February 12, 2015

Transformation James Kelly

Following on from the Healing Remix EP, I released the Transformation Remix EP Ft. Ola Szmidt. The EP features the original track, along with remixes from Ed Dowie, MSB and Hervé Perez. The original is an ambient drone piece featuring the Polish singer Ola Szmidt on vocals and Dave Dhonau on cello. Ed Dowie’s mix creates a new vocal lament and MSB takes the track deep into glitch territory, while Hervé Perez extends the three minute track into a 17 minute epic, allowing the listener space to focus on individual textures from the original track, while adding saxophone arrangements and glitch drums. The release is available on my bandcamp page.

The Healing James Kelly Ft Ola Szmidt Remix EP

February 20, 2013

The Healing remix EP

The remix EP of my track The Healing Ft Ola Szmidt is available on download and limited edition 5″ lathe cut vinyl. The EP features an eclectic collection of remixes by Daidono, Si Tew, Envlope, Echo Locate and Adam Chetty.

The Healing and The Healing (Daidono Remix) are available on 5″ lathe cut vinyl, cut by myself on my own disc cutting lathe. The 5″ is packaged in a screen printed gatefold card sleeve, with CDR of the full remix EP, limited 200 copies. The release also includes immediate download of 7-track EP in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or Wav.

The Healing track is from the forthcoming from the album Transformation of the Mind due out in 2014.

Chillout DJ Mix on Mixcloud

October 31, 2012

vinyl record chill out dj mix

I’ve posted a new mix on mixcloud, which is a selection of laid back tracks with some laid back presenting from me! Its a mixture of electronic music with ambient, dub and funk influences. Check the mix to hear my soon to be released track The Healing Ft Ola Szmidt along with a remix from Envelope. I also played tracks from my label mates and collaborators, Chin Chin and Pandacub Ft I-mitri, alongside music from DJ Shadow, Rhythm and Sound, Bonobo and Midaircondo among others. Full track list on Mixcloud.

Soundkitchen Performance with Pleq and Mark Harris

June 7, 2011

I will be performing my album Transformation of the mind with Ola Szmidt at Soundkitchen along side Polish composer Pleq and Modulate’s Mark Harris. The gig is at the Hare and Hounds in Birmingham on the 23rd June 2011.

Performance at Audio Graft Festival Oxford

January 26, 2011

I’m performing a remixed version of my album Transformation of the Mind at the Audio Graft Festival next month. I’ve cut the stems of my tracks to 5 vinyl records and will be performing a 3 deck mix of my tracks at Modern Art Oxford on Sat the 19th of Feb.

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…)

Ambient DJ Performance at the British Art Show 7 Launch

October 17, 2010

I will be performing my new album Transformation of the mind at the launch of the British Arts Show 7 in Nottingham on Friday the 22nd of October. The exhibition runs til the 9th of Jan at Nottingham Contemporary and the New Art Exchange.

The British Art Show is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art. It takes place every five years and tours to four different cities across the UK. Now in its seventh incarnation, the excibition opens in Nottingham and tours to the Hayward Gallery, followed by venues in Glasgow and Plymouth.

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.

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Janek Schaefer Performance, Leicester

February 13, 2009

I’m performing a new work in collaboration with Sean Clark on the 6th of March. We delve into abstraction with sound and light. (more…)