Schaefer, Janek

Janek Schaefer was born in middle England to Polish and Canadian parents in 1970. After preparing sound collages as a boy, Janek's musical career was fractured in his teens when, as head chorister at school, his voice broke. A decade later, while studying architecture at the Royal College of Art, the fragmented noises of a sound activated tape recorder travelling overnight through the British postal system were to re-establish his audio career. That work, titled 'Recorded Delivery,' was made for an exhibition with one time postman Brian Eno. Since then the nature of sound has been his primary area of exploration, resulting in many releases, installations and soundtracks for exhibitions, and most notably performances involving his self built/invented 'Twin' and 'Tri-phonic' turntable (which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the 'World's Most Versatile Record Player').
Schaefer, Janek
Janek Schaefer - Le Petit Theatre de Mercelis

Artist: Janek Schaefer
P: 2002
The third CD in the new Audioshpere series is a 50 minute live recording from a set Schaefer performed in Brussels earlier this year. Though he is still best known for his notorious invention of the three-armed Tri-Phonic Turntable, the self styled sound designer and architect has evidently broadened his repertoire. Most of the audio lansdcapes here don't immediately sound like they were sourced from record decks, although there are plently of queasy, Philioments. The live dynamic is clear - the slow movement through different zones is managed with a neat sense of natural timing. Fogbanks of ethereal drones panned vigorously from speaker to speaker seague into nostalgic, melodic fragments, while playful crackles and vinyl squeals punctuate the passages just when you are drifting off.
The CD comes in a Super Jewel Case.

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