James Eck Rippie

James Eck Rippie (born. 1977) is a visual/sound artist originally from Nashville, TN and currently resides in New Orleans, LA. He works primarily as a turntable artist with a focus on creating abstract sound from classical music records while utilizing altered needles, turntable feedback, effect pedals, damaged records, etc. While decomposing the original sound source, Rippieā€™s intentions are to understand the transcending possibilities of sound as well as test the capabilities of the turntable as an instrument.