Janis Mattox is a composer, pianist and the co-founder of Good Sound Foundation. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the Northwestern University in Illinois. In the early 1980's, Mattox began creating multi-media works merging live performance, dance, film, and interactive digital music technologies at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics. Her music-drama "Shaman" (1984) became the subject of a feature article in Smithsonian Magazine by Alan Rich. Her video ballet, "Book of Shadows" (1992), received over a dozen first-place awards and numerous international screenings.