circaDiem presents in soundscape form the circadian 24-hour cycle in the life of a remote Southern Italian village and the natural environment that surrounds it. The work is composed exclusively of sounds field recorded and edited on location in the village of Noepoli, an unspoilt aural haven as only one of 6 communities in the Basilicata section of the Pollino National Park, the largest protected area in Italy.
Alternating between organic sound patterns and melodic sections, circaDiem takes the listener on a journey long one day, following the patterns of life in a small village community. From the hustle and bustle of the morning market to the lunchtime rituals, from the quiet of the afternoon pastures to the evening chatter before Mass, and into the folds of night. The many punctuating animal, human and mechanical rhythms depict an expressive sonic portrait and produce an original and immersive listening experience with an acoustic-ecology heart.
> circaDiem opened at Dublin's Center for Creative Practices on 15th November 2010 as part of the centre's Experimental Music Evenings and was introduced by an artist's talk and followed by a Q&A session.
> dalla notte al mattino, one of three sonic chapters in the work, was awarded the prestigious 'Europe: A Sound Panorama' juried prize for soundscape art in October 2011 (Deutschland Radio Kultur, Goethe Institut Belgrade, Radio Belgrade, EU Ars Acoustica Group, ZKM Insititute for Music and Sound at the Centre for Art and Media Technology Karlsruhe). The work was performed live at ZKM Karlsruhe as part of the Audio Kultur Festival in 2011 and broadcast on Deutschland Radio Kultur in Jan 2012.