Canned Laughter is what I call the hat I wear when I do music composition & audio editing. I am James Powell, sound designer and composer, based in Amsterdam. I focus on projects that aim to educate, inform and elevate the arts. I work for musea, radio and documentary, podcasts and short films. This sees me variously in a few different roles: musical composition, sound design and sound effects, mixing and mastering for different audio environments and media.
I like to fit into the team mix which is why depending on what you need, if we get on and I like the project, I am happy to take on different roles where needed. I also advise on audio recording and production, especially in the area of online audio and podcasting.
Deep Though Productions, Mensch Creative Agency, Radiomakers Desmet, Zaans Museum, What if we get it right?, K18, Li-ma, waterpistol, Arlequino, BBK
I have been working as a musician since the mid-1990s, first as an artist signed to A&M records in London, and from there, as an independent recording artist under the name WATERPISTOL. https://waterpistol.nl
I also work with other artists and musicians, most recently with independent, alternative, Amsterdam-Berlin based, rock duo ARLEQUINO. https://arlequino.band