MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT is a six-hour durational performance of live music, spoken text and videos set within a freestanding, soundproof installation that is 24 feet long by 6 feet wide. While reviewing the performers through two-way mirrors, audience members listen to music ranging from drifty ambient sounds to erasure poetry or raucous punk-inspired anthems through headphones along the outside perimeter of the installation. Complex and densely layered, Temporary Distortion creates an intimate experience where everyone has a front row seat. Viewers are encouraged to come and go throughout the six-hour duration of the event. Capacity is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. 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.
“Temporary Distortion just keeps elevating their game. You could call that game sculptural video, or perhaps living set design, or maybe just multimedia ravishment.” Time Out New York
co-presented with Performance Space 122’s COIL Festival
MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT by Temporary Distortion was commissioned by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. This project is made possible with support from The Jerome Foundation. Composer Commission awarded by New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support 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 additional support, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Residency support provided by The Watermill Center and Ideal Glass Gallery.