Registered contributions are numbered chronologically. The addition of (+ n)
represents the vast number of involuntary or unregistered contributions.
Indeed, any sound event that occurs virtually belongs to Festival absence.
In early February 2003 (exact date unknown), Frédéric Inigo came out
on the doorstep of his house and played a low f on a melodica.
On the 13th of February 2003, Luiz Henrique Yudo e-mailed :
"I produced a silent moment with three little noises. It was beautiful."
29th March 2003, Paris. Twelve people took part in a demonstration against
the war in Iraq, chanting original slogans especially conceived for the occasion.
A report of this action was published in the review MuzikTexte n°97, 2003.
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Luca Miti contributed with his silence, as written in his letter dated 4th April 2003.
A sound experience recalled by Tom Johnson on an eMail
dated 1st July 2003.
Javier Ruiz wrote on e-mail dated 14th February 2004 :
"I am still participating in the Festival Absence... Everyday I play some notes thinking of it..."
Inaudible Polyphony
On the 18th of April 2004, from 3 p.m. to 3.01 p.m. (French time),
several people living at very remote distances from each other (Lunel, Paris, Rome, München…) played together a polyphony that nobody could hear.
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