JanekSchaefer  
 
Country:   England
URL:   http://www.audioh.com/
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Janek was born in England to Polish and Canadian parents in 1970. While studying architecture at the Royal College of Art [RCA annual prize], he recorded the fragmented noises of a sound activated dictaphone travelling overnight through the Post Office. That work, titled 'Recorded Delivery' [1995] was made for the 'Self Storage' exhibition [Time Out critics choice] with one time postman Brian Eno and Artangel. Since then the multiple aspects of sound became his focus, resulting in many releases, installations, soundtracks for exhibitions, and concerts using his self built/invented record players with electroacoutisc collage. The 'Tri-phonic Turntable' [1997] is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the 'World's Most Versatile Record Player'. He has performed, lectured and exhibited widely throughout Europe [Sonar, Tate Modern, ICA], USA/Canada, [The Walker, XI, Mutek, Princeton], Japan, and Australia [Sydney Opera House].The context of each idea is central to its development and resolution. His concerts and installations explore the spatial and architectural aspect that sound can evoke and the twisting of technology. Hybrid analogue and digital techniques are used to manipulate field recordings with live modified vinyl and found sound to create evocative and involving environments. His CD 'Above Buildings' [2000] was released on Fat Cat to considerable praise, [The Guardian CD of the week]. He plays in a duo with Philip Jeck ['Songs for Europe' CD] and formed 'Comae' the improvisational electroacoustic duo with Robert Hampson [Main] in 1999. Janek runs his own label [audiOh!Recordings] and web site [audiOh.com] as well as releasing work with Asphodel, Sub Rosa, Staalplaat, Hot Air, Sirr, Rhiz, Alluvial, DSP and Diskono. He currently works as a full time sound artist/sound designer/musician/visiting lecturer and composer from the audiOh! Room in London
22 Selected Statements
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Black Immure 3 cdr http://www.crippledintellectproductions.net/ USA Edit
Self Storage Recorded Delivery Installation Acorn Self Storage 1995 England Edit
untitled Concert International Symposium of Electronic 1998 England Edit
untitled Concert Interference 1999 England Edit
untitled Concert National Geographic, 2000 Netherlands Edit
The Rumble Exhibition Royal Society of British Sculptors 2001 England Edit
Solo Tour Concert North East 2001 USA Edit
Skate [in the Attic] Installation Vooruit Arts Centre 2002 Belgium Edit
Grooves Exhibition Huddersfield Art Gallery 2002 England Edit
Site specific installation Installation Museum of Contemporary Art 2002 Portugal Edit
untitled Concert 2002 Spain Edit
untitled Concert 2002 Canada Edit
Pulse Field Exhibition Georgia State University 2003 USA Edit
Tri-Phonic Interactive Installation Lisbon Biennale 2003 Portugal Edit
Love Song Installation Toon4 festival 2003 Netherlands Edit
untitled Concert Tate Modern 2003 England Edit
untitled Concert ICA 2003 England Edit
untitled Concert Space Invaders, Kyoto 2003 Japan Edit
Weather Report Installation The Walker Art Center 2004 USA Edit
The Science of Aliens Exhibition Soundtrack Composition The Science Museum 2005 England Edit
Vijftiende Mixer - Location Stories double 7 http://www.stichtingmixer.nl/ 2006 Netherlands Edit
Vacant Space Installation Sound Space Symposium, South Hill Park, Bracknell, UK 2007 England Edit