Janney has been blending music and light with the physical space in unexpected ways. His work invites the public to engage and connect. Janney’s work turns spectators into participants. He transforms parking garages into music boxes, airport walkways into rainbow passages, public plazas into spaces for creative interaction, and dancers’ heartbeats into their own musical accompaniment.
Having studied architecture at Princeton and MIT, Janney is also a trained jazz musician. He has created numerous permanent interactive sound and light installations attempting to make architecture more “spontaneous” and music more “physical.”
Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
We champion the role of artists in our society. We need artists to provide us with inspiration, creativity, and imagination, and to help us envision a better world.
Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.