grew up in Washington, D.C. in the 1950's. He studied architecture at Princeton University, music at the Dalcroze School of Music, and Environmental Art at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It was Janney's interest in both jazz and architecture that encouraged him to fuse the conventions of sound and space into interactive art work. Since 1978 Janney has produced a number of sound / architecture installations, many of which are permanently installed in urban areas throughout the country. Two of these installations are located in New York, Sonic Pass Blue at Lehman College, City University of New York, and Reach-New York, at the 34th St. subway station, commissioned in 1993 by the MTA.

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