People sitting at a bar washed in red light separated by a pane of glass. On one side a woman is playing a keyboard and on the other folks are mingling and wearing headphones.

My Voice Has An Echo In It

Temporary Distortion
Saturday, October 4, 2014, at 4PM

Temporary Distortion explores the potential tensions and overlaps found between practices in visual art, theater, cinema and music. The group works across and between disciplines to create performances, installations, films, albums and works for the stage.

A six-hour performance that combines live music, text, and video in a fully enclosed 24′ x 6′ capsule made of two-way mirrors. All performers are completely confined within this freestanding, soundproof box. The audience can see them inside, but the performers see only their reflections in the two-way mirrors, which stretch off infinitely in both directions. Audience members can listen to the performance through headphones stationed at windows in the soundproof box and are free to come and go whenever they please. This EMPAC-commissioned work calls into question the very nature of live events, with all sounds created by the performers captured, processed, and stored by a computer before being played back for the listener after a few seconds delay. The audience experiences the performance both as a live spectacle and a disembodied record of what has just been presented.

Main Image: My Voice Has An Echo In It in the theater as part of Intensive October in 2014. Photo: Mick Bello/EMPAC.

Dates + Tickets

My Voice Has An Echo In It
Temporary Distortion
Saturday 4
4:00 PM
October 2014
As part of
Contemporary Performance


Production Credits

My Voice Has An Echo In It is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is additionally supported by a NYSCA Composer Commission. Additional residency and development support provided by The Watermill Center and Ideal Glass.