Website: http://solarference.com (opens in new tab)
I’m a musician and sound designer. Over the last year or so I’ve been dedicating most of my creative energies to live music projects: I play quite regularly in a duo, performing traditional song and live electronics, using sound-processing performance software that we wrote ourselves. That’s going pretty well but I’m really ready for more creative inlet/outlets, and would love to meet some more people in Bristol.
Nick Janaway is a sound designer and musician, specialising in live improvised laptop performance.
The bulk of Nick’s recent work has been with the vocal & electronic duo Solarference, who combine traditional folk songs with ground-breaking live-sampling. He also designs sound for animations, installations and especially theatre pieces, and writes and produces songs under the name Newton Disc.
As well as singing, composing and arranging songs and soundscapes, Nick programs most of his own performance software, allowing the sonic fabric and aesthetic for each piece he approaches to be deeply considered. Nick studied Drama and Theatre Arts at Birmingham University, and MSc Sound Design at Edinburgh University. He is based in Bristol, UK.