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September 10, 2007

Christopher Janney

Christopher Janney presented some of his work at the AIA Minnesota convention in November this year. Trained as an architect and a jazz musician, I couldn’t miss his presentation. His work deals with a lot of interactivity within physical environments. He has done installations in airports, city squares, parking lots, and music festivals. His presentation also included a demonstration of collaboration between him and other jazz musicians where he made projected visuals that interacted with the sound of the musicians. He described the work as an escape from a music video because of the spontaneity of the visuals. He described it as an effort to make music become more physical. He also announced a collaboration with Herbie Hancock to do a similar venture in August 2008.