De microfoon als interface

Translated title of the contribution: The Microphone as Interface

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This chapter discusses the use of microphones as 'interfaces' in contemporary music theatre. By means of compelling case studies, Verstraete unpacks the multi-medial usage of the microphone as instrument in theatre performances that constitute a digital 'Gesamtkunstwerk' on the stage, through sound and image. He discusses the implications of such aesthetic strategies and practices in sound design as acoustic feedback, motion tracking, the placing of voice (from vocal exercises), and interfacing the voice for the production of a 'total theatre of voice and sound' in the 21st century.
Translated title of the contributionThe Microphone as Interface
Original languageDutch
Title of host publicationTheater & technologie
EditorsHenk Havens, Chiel Kattenbelt, Eric de Ruijter, Kees Vuyk
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherAristos en Theater Instituut Nederland
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789070892821
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Media Studies
  • technology
  • Interactive theatre
  • voice
  • microphone
  • sound design
  • scenography
  • interface design
  • digital theatre
  • total theatre
  • practice as research

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