Adam Weikert recently announced that he would be departing from his ‘Weikie’ moniker and folk-tinged-singer-songwriter direction, to continue under his full name and to take a sharp left turn towards a modern classical sound. Today marks the release of the video for one of the first pieces of material to emerge in his new musical landscape – A Constant Repose.
The track is taken from his crowdfunded collection of poems soundtracked with music, USIDOH, which was created to deal with a series of traumas. The poems were written many years ago, but the music came as the result of a temporal chest condition preventing Weikert from singing. The time was right to finish the project.
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The video was created by Fraser West of WeTheConspirators, with Nick Lee Shield and David Wilson Clarke, with an entrancing performance by Stephanie McMann.
“The video is a delicate interplay of Stephanie McMann’s acclaimed contemporary dance improvisation juxtaposed against the tatterdemalion backdrop of abandoned loft spaces that so litter the midlands, husks of long departed industry above the new” explains Adam.
Watch the beautifully stark video for A Constant Repose here.