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Janek Schaefer

* 1970, Walton-by Kimcote, lives and works in Walton-on Thames

Selected Awards

2008 Winner of The British Composer of The Year Award in Sonic Art
2008 Winner of The Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers Prize
Runner-up for The British Composer of the Year Award
2005 Jury Selection at the Bourges 32nd International Competition of Electroacoustic Music & Sonic Art
2004 Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica, Austria.
2002 McKnight Composer in Residence for the The American Composers Forum USA.
2001 Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica music competition, Austria.
1999 Selected as Sound Designer of the Year, Creative Review Magazine's annual exhibition, London.
1996 RCA Old Students Association Award - annual portfolio prize.
1991 First prize in RIBA photographic competition, Viewpoint Photography Gallery, Salford.

Selected Exhibitions

The Agency Gallery, London. Solo Show.
'Local Radio Orchestra' installation, Modern Art Oxford
'Local Radio Orchestra' installation, South Hill Park, Bracknell.
'The Changing Room' installation, ICIA Gallery, University of Bath.
'Asleep at the wheel...',Milton Keynes International Festival, Artist in Residence. 'Coda for John Dankworth' and ' Inner Space Memorial [for JG Ballard]' Sydney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury.
'Janek Schaefer : Sound Art' Survey exhibition, Bluecoat gallery, Liverpool.
'Covers' installation with Christian Marclay, Flo Kaufmann and Otomo Yoshihide, Lydgalleriet, Bergen Norway.
'Vacant Space' installation, Foundation Liedts-Meesen, Ghent.
'Vacant Space' installation with Chris Watson , Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
'Extended Play' installation Huddersfield Art Gallery
'Vacant Space' installation, Ars Electronica, Austria.
'Two by Two by Too many by Too much' Installation, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno, Canary Islands.
'come on up' Installation, Gueildpost Gallery, The Netherlands
'Short Stories' installation, Fortworth Museum of Modern Art, Texas USA.
'Vinyl. Records and Covers by Artists' exhibition, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.
'The Science of Aliens' Soundtrack, The Science Museum, London.
'Shuffle Mode' installation, Threshold Gallery, Perth Concert Hall , Scotland.
'Skate' installation Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art'.
'Sons et Lumičres' / composition, Centre G.Pompidou , Paris
'Weather Report' Installation, Tallinn Art Hall, Estonia
'Love Lounge', The Walker Art Centre, USA
'Tri-Phonic Turntable' at Experimenta exhibition, 'Lisbon Biennale', Portugal
'Skate' installation., Kulturhauset, Stockholm
'Pulse Field' Extensive sound art exhibition., Georgia State University, USA
'Skate' installation, Vooruit Arts Centre in Ghent, Belgium. .
'Skate' installation, Triskel Arts in Cork Ireland
'OMA Rem Koolhaas:Living' Soundtrack's and graphic design, ICA, London
Ideal Home Exhibition, London. 'The Ideal Home' Soundtrack for the 'Oyster House' by Nigel Coates
'The Silver Dream Machine' Soundtrack, Watershed, Bristol. '
'Fused' installation. Collaboration with Pierre d'Avoine & Dianna Burrell. RIBA, London
'Public Views 2' Soundtrack, Architecture Foundation, London
'Uleybeast Heard' installation, Prema Arts Centre, Uley. .
'Self Storage' Artangel & Brian Eno, Acorn Self Storage, London.
'The Boddies Mix', Manchester Festival, solo exhibition

Selected Performances:

2010 Exhibition & Performance at Centro das Artes, Madiera.
2008 Mini Midi Festival, Beijing, China.
2005 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival commission.
2003 Solo tour of Australia playing Sydney Opera House, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.
2003 Concert at the Tate Modern 'user_mode' weekend.
2003 Solo tour of Japan.
2002 Concert at Sonar, Barcelona alongside Christian Marclay, Yasunao Tone.
2001 Solo tour of USA playing: NYC,Baltimore,Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto,
1998 Concert at the International Symposium of Electronic Arts [ISEA] 98. Liverpool.
1997 Madame Jo Jo's, Soho, London.

Selected Media:

2012 The Times Newspaper - best in show review of 'Extended Play' at CCA
2011 The Guardian & The Telegraph, reviews for 'The Mill: City of Dreams' soundtrack
2010 BBC Radio4 interview by Mark Lawson on 'Front Row'
2010 The Times Newspaper - features 'Asleep at the wheel...'
2010 The Wire 4 page feature interview, issue 311.
2009 Cover feature atricle by INTO magazine, Sound & Music organisation
2005 Interview on Canadian CBC radio 3 for the seires 'The Wire' the influence of electricity on music
2005 Full page photo and interview in The Scotland on Sunday glossy mag for Shuffle Mode launch
2003 1hr radio special inc Weather Report on 'Some Assembley Required' on Radio K, Minneapolis.
2003 Broadcast in collaboration with FX Randomiz shared with Herbie Hancock on WDR3 Cologne.
2003 Photograph published in London's Metro newspaper read by everyone with a job there!
2003 Blow Up magazine, Italy double page articlle.
2003 BBC Radio 3 broadcast of ICA 'Cut & Splice' concert/interview.
2002 Radio Canada broadcast of Mutek concert.
2002 Gonzo Circus magazine, Belgium, double page interview.
2002 Fear Drop magazine, France, three page article + exclusive track on CD.
2002 BBC World Service 'The Music Biz' programme interview at the Sonar Festival
2002 Radio 4 'Today' programme interview for the Turntable Hell Tour.
2002 Leonardo Music Journal [MIT Press] publication of in depth autobiographical essay.
2001 Grooves magazine two page interview/design.
2000 The Guardian CD of the week 22/12/00, [Above Buildings].
1998 Artists Newsletter + Blueprint + Channel 4 News.
1997 The Times, The Wire + Architects Journal [Fused].
1997 Blueprint [The Brit Pack!] .
1995 'Kaleidoscope' Radio 4 [Self Storage, interview with].
1989 The Guardian - photo in "The Young Unknowns Gallery" [Machine intelligence]