MY VOICE HAS AN ECHO IN IT is a six-hour durational performance of live music, spoken text and video set within a freestanding, sound-proof installation that is 24 feet long by 6 feet wide. While viewing the performers through two-way mirrors, audience members listen to music ranging from drifty ambient sounds to erasure poetry to 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.

PS122′s COIL FESTIVAL in New York City
Co-presented with Ideal Glass Gallery
22 East 2nd Street (between 2nd Avenue & Bowery)

Jan 07 – 6pm to 12am
Jan 08 – 6pm to 12am
Jan 09 – 6pm to 12am
Jan 10 – 6pm to 12am
Jan 11 – 12pm to 6pm


EMPAC (Troy, New York)
Stereolux (Nantes, France)
Exit Festival, Maison des Arts de Créteil (Paris, France)
Via Festival (Maubeuge, France)
The Watermill Center (Watermill, New York)*
*development residency & open rehearsal

Installation Design, Direction and Text by Kenneth Collins
Composition, Musical Direction and Sound Design by John Sully
Video Design by Scott Fetterman

Performers: Kenneth Collins, Scott Fetterman, Jenna Kyle and John Sully. Assistant Installation Design: Scott Fetterman. Metalsmith: H. Scott Fetterman. Workshop cast: Alaina Ferris. Technical Assistant: Nate Fessler. Assistants: Daniel Acampa, Lauren Dunitz, Michael William Freeman, and Emily Perry.

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.