Nick Janaway

songs/sounds/software++performer/artist/designer :: working in theatre/ installation/short film/animation :: specialising in live laptop improv/live sound sampling+transformation/voice sound+song :: running workshops + hands-on demos of homemade sound software :: performing in folk/laptop duo Solarference since 2008 with sarah owen, vocal/electronic reworkings of traditional songs + harmonies/piano/guitar + live film soundtrack :: other bands and improv groups including sat nav/vilk collective :: solo songwriting/producing :: ba drama+theatre arts (birmingham) msc sound design (edinburgh) :: ++xx

{{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. }}