Voice-Skin #1: a sound experience for voice and (electro-)acoustics
Performance, 2019-2021. A production for voice and electro-acoustics with vocalist/performer Janneke van der Putten and compositions by Werner Durand, Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta and Philemon Mukarno. Portable sound system designed by Jesse Howard and Arden Rzewnicki. Listen to an interview (in Spanish): link. Read the musical score of Philemon Mukarno’s composition ‘Surat-Surat Perang’: link. See a video recording of the performance at WORM and interview (in English): link.
Janneke van der Putten presents a performance about the limits and possibilities of the human voice in interaction with a portable sound system, called the Voice-Skin. Unconventional vocal techniques and spatial resonances are mixed with electro-acoustic sounds emitted through loudspeakers mounted on the textile surface of the Voice-Skin. Due to the movements of the vocalist, the direction of the sound changes constantly. In addition, the sound is enhanced by the shape of the Voice-Skin and by the architecture.
Get an impression of the electroacoustic parts of Werner Durand’s and Philemon Mukarno’s compositions through the links below. The piece by Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta, ‘Larynx Lux’ (Luz Laringea) is not suitable for documentation and needs to be experienced in the same space as the live performance. The work explores trance effects through throat singing and glottis attack, combined with the listener-vocalist’s exposure to intervals of silence and oto-acoustic emissions played by the mobile speakers.
Produced by Foundation Idraola, Rotterdam, 2019 – 2021. Supported by Performing Arts Fund NL, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Thanks to TENT and Attent Projectspace, Rotterdam.