Birds inside the Pantheon

Sep 29, 2017, 07:56 AM

Reimagined by Cities and Memory.

Looking up at the circular hole in the roof of the Pantheon, sunlight pouring through and illuminating its perfect architecture, is a mesmerising moment. Simultaneously I imagined how it would be if songbirds flew in through the roof and circled overhead, calling, and brought to mind some of the devotional sounds that just being in this space conjured up inside me. These two feelings came together in the reimagined piece, in which I imagined that the voice next to me ("twelve, sixteen, twenty...") was counting the flying songbirds above us.