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Christopher Janney

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Christopher Janney

(1950- ) is an American composer/artist/architect known for his work on the interrelation of architecture and music. Sometimes he attempts to make architecture more like music as in his sound sculptures

titled "Urban Musical Instruments." Other times, he develops performance projects which make music more like architecture as in his "Physical Music" series which includes "HeartBeat," a piece danced by Mikhail Baryshnikov

. Much of Janney's permanent work has sought to create "permanent participatory soundworks for public spaces," including installations for airports in Dallas, Boston, Miami and Sacramento and the New York City Subway.

Janney has toured his "Sonic Forest" in both the US and Europe at major music festivals including Bonnaroo and Coachella as well as Glastonbury and Hype Park Calling in the UK.

A book on his work, titled Architecture of the Air

was released in February, 2007.

He currently lives in Lexington, Massachusetts