Do electronic media “vaporize the body, making it invisible”?3 I take this provocation as a starting point, and consider the existence of a sonic invisible following the later phenomenological writings of Maurice MerleauPonty informed by my experiences as a dancer in responsive musical environments.The discussion below is based on a contemporary interpretation of phenomenological method unfolding as attention to shared lived experience fi ltered through the senses and refi ned by the process of descriptive writing. Memory and forgetting invariably play a role, “for without forgetting there is no space left by which to navigate the meaning of what one has remembered”.4