New album FAREWELL, DOOMED PLANET! releasing October 25.
Elizabeth Joan Kelly is a New Orleans-based electronic composer. She uses found sounds and MIDI to create lush soundscapes at the epicenter of synthpop, industrial, ambient, darkwave, and classical music.
Her new album, Farewell, Doomed Planet!, releasing October 25, is about the apocalypse. And Chernobyl wolves. Pollution. And space travel. Existential dread. And whales.
Winner of the 17th Independent Music “Best Concept Album” Award Listen and purchase now on Spotify, BandCamp, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Pandora, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, Deezer, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, Down In The Valley, and Shazam. Music for the DMV has been named to the following Best of 2018 Lists: Hiapop Albums of 2018Recent Music Heroes Best […]
New music! I collaborated with the brilliant Xqui on Starchild, a two song, name-your-price release using found sounds and field recordings. Check it out on Bandcamp. Review excerpts: “…two track release starts with ‘starchild’ being a wondrous ambiance, something that made me think of flying into a Alice and wonderland kind of flight, one in which […]
Review excerpt: “A piece of art worth breaking your bones for!” – Yeah I Know It Sucks Random Sounds from freesound.org, edited and manipulated in Audacity (2010). Attributions for samples used can be found at elizabethjoankelly.com/the-found-sound-project
For various ensembles including orchestra, chorus, and chamber musicians. Recorded 2005-2010 Review excerpt: “I could imagine wordless theatre shows taking the music up and build entire complimenting performances around them. I bet the theatres would flourish and turn into newly generated fan machines. Normal person goes in – hears an amazing show – gets hooked […]
Review excerpts: “New Orleans composer Elizabeth Joan Kelly follows up her August release ‘Music For The DMV’ with another two belting tracks. ‘Cake’ is a mind-bending exploration of strings and electronica that you’d struggle to hear anywhere else, while ‘Starchild’ takes soundscaping to a new level entirely.” – On The Beat Zine “…a trio of […]
Review excerpts: “Kelly brings her considerable chops as a singer, a songwriter, and a mischievous experimental imp to the table, delighting everybody in earshot with magnificent synthesizers and baroque arrangements, recalling Vangelis and Tangerine Dream and Enya and Björk, but also the sweeping buzz and interjected interruption of our greatest generation of outsider talent.” – […]