Dead voices and lost sounds: an imagined sonic history


  • Adrienne Kapstein Pace University



sound art, installation, performance, participation, theater for all ages, theater, history


A project description of a sound art installation and interactive performance presented as part of the Up Close Festival in New York City in the winter of 2019/2020. The article is authored by the creator and director of the piece, Adrienne Kapstein. Created for an all-age audience, the piece was a unique, relational and socially engaged experience that merged sound art, live performance, illusion, technology, and audience participation. Designed to be completed in partnership with members of the community it sought to serve, the piece invited participation from every audience member through multiple and varied means of engagement.



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Biografia do Autor

Adrienne Kapstein, Pace University

Adrienne Kapstein is a collaborative theater-maker, director, and theater educator. She creates visually rich, physically adventurous new work and participatory performance experiences that exist across various mediums. Adrienne is interested in building community through the connection and interaction with public spaces and is passionate about bringing experimental work to audiences of all ages and sharing live art across generations. Her work has won multiple awards and has been presented in the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Ireland and Romania. Adrienne is an Associate Professor at Pace University and the head of the BA Acting/BA Directing International Performance Ensemble program. ORCID:


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Como Citar

Kapstein, A. (2021). Dead voices and lost sounds: an imagined sonic history. Revista Vórtex, 9(2).



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