A native of Boulder, Colorado Janet Feder is most widely known for pioneering composition for prepared guitar. She has been featured on numerous recordings, radio programs, and film scores. 2012 greeted the release of her solo project Songs With Words. Deeply layered and textured, this audiophile recording features Janet’s signature prepared guitar compositions accompanying her voice.
Janet has taught extensively in the United States and toured both solo and with her duo cowhause (with Colin Bricker, live electronics) from both coasts of the U.S. to the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Austria and Israel. She has performed and collaborated with a thoroughly diverse landscape of reknowned musicians including Fred Frith, Nels Cline, Henry Kaiser, Bill Frisell, Elliott Sharp, Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Amy Denio, Chris Cutler, Mike Johnson/Thinking Plague, Pauline Oliveros, Paolo Angeli, Wu Fei, Ron Miles, Thomas Dimuzzio, Tatsuya Nakatani and David Stout.