Previously at the ICA - Events
29 Oct 2016
Award-winning sound artist Janek Schaefer leads a demonstration masterclass on working with sound for moving image. Janek looks at recording concepts, musical motifs and atmospheric audio aimed at inspiring new methods of creating, designing and layering sound within the filmmaking process.
Janek Schaefer studied Architecture at the Royal College of Art. While there he recorded the fragmented noises of a sound activated dictaphone travelling overnight through the Post Office. That work, titled Recorded Delivery was made for the Self Storage exhibition [Time Out critics’ choice] with Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson and Artangel.
Since then the multiple aspects of sound have become his focus, resulting in many site-specific installations, sonic sculptures, exhibition and dance soundtracks, albums, and immersive performances. He has exhibited, lectured, and performed widely throughout Europe [Sonar, Tate Modern, ICA, Strasbourg Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art], USA/Canada, [Walker Art Center, Mutek, Princeton, XI], Japan, and Australia [Sydney Opera House].
In 2008 he won a Paul Hamlyn Award & the British Composer of the Year Award in Sonic Art. He is a Visiting Professor at Oxford Brookes Sonic Art Research Unit, and is represented by the Agency gallery London.