“The possibility of a polyphony in which the virtually infinite lacing of destinies, actions, thoughts and reminiscences would rest on a bass line that chimed the hours of the terrestrial day, and marked the position that used to be (and could still be) occupied there by ancient ritual.” Jean Starobinski
In absentia is a multi-layered sound piece generated through the collection of photographic images from microelements of a physical location; a place embedded with memory and experience. Each image has been read and re-presented as a digital sound file to form an original score that runs for over an hour. It has then been relocated in the form a 5 minute sound byte to a website blog, creating a proximate space within the vast landscape of the Internet. Whilst all elements within the particular location are still present within it, nothing is decipherable or traceable. A sense of place is dislocated from this work; instead residing online as nonplace, or open space for the listener to conjure a new visualization, imagination or memory.