Posts Tagged ‘soundscape’

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…)

Soundscape recording with Radar Loughborough

September 17, 2010

Over the summer I co-ordinated a soundscape project called The Collaborative Voice with composer Duncan Chapman for the Radar arts organisation based at Loughborough University.


Sound.Son soundcape Project

May 22, 2009

I’ve been working on an international sound exchange project called Soundson this week. I worked with students from The Lancaster School in Leicester, where we recorded environmental and voice sounds. Students composed with these sounds by chopping them up, looping, pitch shifting and time stretching. We then took part in a live exchange with Collège de la Petite Camargue in France. Exchanging sounds over the web to create a new composition. It was a fun project.

BBC Radio Leicester came along to do a feature on the project.

The sounds and compositions are on the Sound.Son website

Solo Ambience Free Downloads!

November 11, 2008

James Kelly Vinyl

I’ve put together a collection of solo compositions created over the last 3 years, recorded between 2005 and 2008.


Winchester (Album Audio)

November 9, 2008


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

james kelly and adam weikert live turntablism performance

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.


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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