Dies Irae


Dies irae is a composition for six voices choir amplied by contact microphones put on the throat and live electronics, based on a XIII century namesake text, wrote by Tommaso da Celano, the biographer of S.Francesco d’ Assisi.
Dies Irae is presented as a three-part composition, where each section ends with silence by the choir , emblem of the expectation of a sign, of answers that defer to arrive.
Electronic elaborations are mixed with concrete materials, namely
the voices, rarefying the musical speech, slowing the time,
expanding the expressive possibilities to try to develop a consideration on human voice and its uniqueness, exploring the interaction between it and its virtual clone.



Female choir “Floreos” directed by M° Maria Silvia Merlini.