Janneke van der Putten is a vocalist and visual artist based in Rotterdam, specialized in extended vocal techniques and spatial reflections. Van der Putten uses architecture as a natural sound amplifier and as a trigger for echoes or other sonic effects. Her performance explores the 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.
The Voice-Skin is a performance intended to be experienced in the same physical space as where it is performed. 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.
Voice-Skin is a collaboration with multiple composers and designers, and the vocalist-performer. For WORM, van der Putten presents two separate performances based on pieces by Werner Durand, ‘Heart Sines’ and Philemon Mukarno, ‘Surat-Surat Perang’. Janneke will play ‘Larynx Lux’ by Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta as 3rd piece. Perfomance times will appear soon!
LIVESTREAM: YOU CAN BUY A TICKET ONLINE FOR THIS PERFORMANCE https://vimeo.com/event/1178362 (password protecteed, password on ticket).
‘Voice-Skin #1’ is a production for voice and electro-acoustics performed by Janneke van der Putten (NL), with compositions by Werner Durand (DE), Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta (PE) and Philemon Mukarno (NL).
The portable sound system designed by Jesse Howard (US) & Arden Rzewnicki (US). Photography by Gabrielle Barros Martins (NL). More info here.
‘Voice-Skin #1’ is made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Performing Arts Fund and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Produced by Stichting Idraola, Rotterdam, 2019-2021.
NOTE! Due to nature of the show, only a limited number of tickets are available for the hall: 30 maximum, sold in pairs. Visitors can interact with the Voice-Skin suit, live, using their phones (as torch/lamp interaction) during ‘Heart Sines’.