Voice-Skin #1: a sound experience for voice and (electro-)acoustics

Performance, 2019-2021. A production for voice and electro-acoustics performed by vocalist Janneke van der Putten (NL), with compositions by Werner Durand (DE), Chrs Galarreta (PE) and Philemon Mukarno (NL / ID). Interface-dress designed by Jesse Howard (US) & Arden Rzewnicki (US). Download the project presentation in Pdf.

This performance explores the boundaries and possibilities of the human voice in interaction with the Voice-Skin, a wearable sound system. Unconventional vocal techniques and spatial resonances are mixed with (electro-)acoustic sounds that are transmitted through the material surfaces and electronic components of the Voice-Skin. The movements of the vocalist will generate a spatial sound experience in which the listeners will immerse themselves.

See below a video documenting the working process with a prototype of the Voice-Skin in 2019, as well as a video registration of a rehearsal with the composition ‘Heart Sines’ by Werner Durand. Read the musical score of Philemon Mukarno’s composition ‘Surat-Surat Perang’. Listen to an interview (in Spanish) about the ‘Voice-Skin’ project.

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Produced by Foundation Idraola, Rotterdam, 2019 – 2020. Supported by Foundation Idraola, Performing Arts Fund NL, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Akademie Schloss Solitude. The video has been made possible thanks to Oude Westen TV, Rotterdam, August 2019. Thanks to TENT and Stichting ‘t Otje/Attent Projectspace, Rottterdam. Follow the project on Social Media. Contact and booking: info@jannekevanderputten.nl.

Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.
Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins.