The Voice/Presence/Absence project started as an interdisciplinary conference on voice and the arts, organised in 2013 under the auspices of the Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Centre at UTS.
Following this, it developed into a tablet book, part of the MediaObject series, curated by Chris Caines (free download here)
Voice/Presence/Absence collects international contributions from academic scholars and practitioners, together with recorded live performances of artists, writers, musicians and poets, creating the space for a discussion on the role of voice in contemporary humanities.
Voice/Presence/Absence is conceived as a dialogue: between a variety of interpretive frameworks and definitions of voice; between different objects of study (from contemporary art to post-dramatic theatre, from radio-voices to recorded poetry and audio-books, from pop music to novels, from the voice of trees to the one of birds, etc.) and, most important, between artists, performers and the world of academia.