Dies lrae WW
Lisa Reim - 1998

This work was inspired by the Dies lrae from the Requiem Mass. Having spent many years in choirs I have often found the power of human voices overwhelming. Similarly, the sound world of acousmatic music often has an intensity of musical experience that can be all engulfing, even when there is no human performer.

Tonight's version will be performed as a tape only piece, for which I have concentrated on the attempt to capture some of the spirit of the text.

This composition was written as part of an electroacoustitc module in Huddersfield University. I would in particular like to thank Michael Clarke for his generous support throughout the process of writing this piece.