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Sound artist talk at Common Place Leeds Sun 28th Oct

"Hello all, on Sunday October 28th Janek Schaefer will be giving a talk and performance at The Common Place, Leeds

This is a rare opportunity to spend the evening with one of the UK's finest sound artists, follow this link for details

Janek Schaefer;
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.

Janek was selected as the 'Sound Designer of the Year' by Creative Review in 1999, and was awarded the 'McKnight Composer in Residence' for the American Composers Forum, USA 2002/3. He won an 'Honorary Mention' [Above Buildings, 2001] and an 'Award of Distinction' [Skate, 2004] at the Prix Ars Electronica competition.

This truly is a rare opportunity, not to be missed.

Sunday, October 28, 2007
7:30pm - 10:30pm
The Common Place
23-25 Wharf Street
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